Tasmania's home building pipeline looks to be shrinking despite record population levels and a shortage of rental accommodation in parts of the state.
Dwelling approvals by Tasmanian councils decreased for a sixth successive month in trend terms in June, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated.
Approvals dropped by nine to 228 compared to May and were down by 20 per cent compared to December, which was the most recent month of growth.
December was the state's strongest month for approvals since 2009.
Monthly approvals dropped as low as the 1500s in some months in 2016.
Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory were the only jurisdictions with approvals growth in June.
Home lending weakened slightly in Tasmania in recent months.
Housing finance commitments for owner-occupation (including refinancing) decreased by 0.1 per cent in May in trend terms, the ABS estimated.
They were down 3.1 per cent compared to May 2018 and had been on the slide for several months after strong growth in 2018.
It was not yet clear what the federal election result from May would mean for home borrowing, but any effect should wash into the figures in coming months.
There were reports of a big increase in property market inquiries in Tasmania after the election.
In mid-July, Tasmanian-based lender Bank of us said: "We have not seen any significant increase or decrease in volumes as a result of the election, although July numbers are looking strong, which may be a result of consumer confidence post-election."
Housing starts in the March quarter increased by 3.6 per cent to 784.