8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2017 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar 17
Feb 17 to Mar 17
Mar 16 to Mar 17
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
17 528
0.8
-13.1
Private sector houses
9 012
-0.6
-9.6
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 270
2.2
-16.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
16 484
-13.4
-19.9
Private sector houses
8 942
-4.3
-12.1
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 289
-22.5
-28.4


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.8% in March after falling for nine months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 13.4% in March after rising for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.6% in March and has fallen for 12 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 4.3% in March following a rise of 5.0% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 2.2% in March and has risen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 22.5% in March after rising for four months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.1% in March after falling for seven months. The value of residential building rose 1.0% and has risen for three months. The value of non-residential building fell 1.9% and has fallen for seven months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 15.5% in March following a rise of 22.6% in the previous month. The value of residential building fell 20.8% after rising for four months. The value of non-residential building fell 4.5% following a rise of 36.1% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2017 - Additional15 May 2017
April 2017 30 May 2017
April 2017 - Additional6 June 2017
May 2017 3 July 2017
May 2017 - Additional10 July 2017
June 2017 2 August 2017



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2015 to February 2017 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
2015-16
2016-17
TOTAL

NSW
30
308
338
Vic.
-
44
44
Qld
1
35
36
SA
1
4
5
WA
-
22
22
Tas.
-
7
7
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
32
420
452




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