Presentation on theme: "The Outlook for Australia’s Residential Construction Industry Housing Australians The Outlook for Australia’s Residential Construction Industry Graham."— Presentation transcript:
The Outlook for Australia’s Residential Construction Industry Housing Australians The Outlook for Australia’s Residential Construction Industry Graham Wolfe HIA Chief Executive – Industry Policy & Media 20 September 2012
Population Growth – Australia
NET OVERSEAS MIGRATION - NSW
New housing starts in New South Wales
NET INTERSTATE MIGRATION - NSW
POPULATION GROWTH - NSW
MOVING ANNUAL TOTAL - NSW
NET OVERSEAS MIGRATION - VICTORIA
POPULATION GROWTH - VICTORIA
MOVING ANNUAL TOTAL - VICTORIA
NET INTERSTATE MIGRATION - QUEENSLAND
MOVING ANNUAL TOTAL - QUEENSLAND
POPULATION GROWTH - AUSTRALIA
Gap between population growth and new stock
The world is a worry Europe is a basket case, but … … it’s finding a way to muddle through. Confidence, credit, and exposure for East Asia are the key linkages to Australia. Updates on the US economy are patchy One recent, large, positive – the housing market seems to be recovering China holding up “okayish”? China has slowed, and there are some concerns, but… … these concerns still look over-played. East Asia in general is slowing down and the focus is here to stay for a while.
The Australian Economy – how good are we?
The good, the bad, and the ugly
Let’s get the ugly out of the way …
The ugly: Housing starts are heading in the wrong direction, and...
... it’s a synchronised downturn and …
… renovations are also sliding Renovations investment has fallen over four consecutive quarters.
The bad: consumers are unsure and nervous
The good and bad: easing dwelling prices Do we really need to scare the living daylights out of people?
Median Dwelling Price 17% Interest rate 6% Interest rate Unemployment 8.5% Sydney is FULL! and GST commences 4.25% Interest rate 6.9% unemployment 4% unemployment Baby boomer FHB aged children Baby boomer investors GFC-induced stimulus Infrastructure levies surge
The good and bad: falling interest rates Are we at the end of the line?
The good: housing affordability is improving
The good: some indicators are turning
The good: no shortage of potential
So what does the future hold?
Short term housing starts outlook
The short term outlook for renovations
So, what now? There remain many short term challenges to residential construction, … … both new home building and renovations. The renovations model is changing and that brings opportunity. So too does state governments realising things have to change on the new home building front. People will adjust to the ‘new world’ for housing prices and with that will come opportunity as well. Australia’s housing backyard needs work and HIA will keep up the fight. The key challenge is uncertainty around when we will see ‘the turn’.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME Graham Wolfe HIA Chief Executive – Industry Policy & Media September 2012