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WA recorded the largest average floor area for homes built in 2016-17, at 214.3sqm, where 69 percent of new homes were free-standing houses. Photo: Attila Csaszar

WA building largest homes nationally

The average size of Australian homes, inclusive of both houses and apartments, has hit a 20-year low, a new report has found; however, Western Australia is building the largest homes in the country.

The CommSec Home Size Trends report, released with data commissioned from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, has revealed the average home size nationally for 2016-17 was 189.8 square metres – down 2.7 per cent over the past 12 months and the smallest since 1997.

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