8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2018 Quality Declaration 
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr 18
Mar 18 to Apr 18
Apr 17 to Apr 18
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
19 038
-0.1
5.7
Private sector houses
10 412
0.9
9.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 447
-1.1
2.0
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 701
-5.0
1.9
Private sector houses
10 446
0.1
11.1
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 083
-11.5
-7.5

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved



APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.1% in April.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 5.0% in April.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.9% in April and has risen for 14 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 0.1% in April.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 1.1% in April.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 11.5% in April.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.7% in April and has fallen for six months. The value of residential building fell 0.5% and has fallen for three months. The value of non-residential building fell 1.0% and has fallen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 4.2% in April. The value of residential building fell 4.3%, while the value of non-residential building fell 4.0%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES
ISSUE Release Date
April 2018 - Additional6 June 2018
May 20183 July 2018
May 2018 - Additional10 July 2018
June 201831 July 2018
June 2018 - Additional7 August 2018
July 201830 August 2018


DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2016 to March 2018 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. Further information about the Annual Review and other potential sources of revisions can be found in the feature article released with the January 2016 8731.0 publication - "Revisions to Building Approval Statistics".

Small area data cubes will be made available in an “Additional Information” release five business days after the main publication. The data cubes will be for Statistical Area Level 2 and Local Government Areas. Release dates are published under the “Forthcoming Issues” section of the publication and in ABS Release Advice.

A number of time series spreadsheets contain ‘np’ (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:

Dwellings
2016-17
2017-18

NSW
107
135
Vic.
-84
84
Qld
2
120
SA
-4
9
WA
-
-2
Tas.
15
13
NT
-
-
ACT
-2
16
Total
34
375



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