Despite the average Australian house size at an all time low of 18sqm, Australians are still building big free-standing houses.
With house prices rising, and more and more people buying smaller spaces and apartments, the size of houses is now the smallest since 1996. According to a report by CommSec and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average Australian house size at an all time low of 18sqm.
Australia is still however building some of the biggest houses in the world, but, on average, US houses are still bigger by around 6%. While US homes (houses and apartments) are 8% bigger.
Homes in New Zealand are about 172.1sqm, around 8 per cent smaller than in Australia, and in Canada are about 10 per cent smaller.
Victorians are building the biggest houses in Australia with the average floor area of a house 24.8sqm, ahead of the ACT at 242.3sqm, Western Australia 235.3sqm, and Queensland 230.8sqm.
The smallest new houses built were in the Northern Territory 181.8sqm, Tasmania 186.8sqm and NSW 220.3sqm.
Source: Better Homes & Gardens