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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Mar 2009  
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Contents >> State Comparison >> Building Approvals

BUILDING APPROVALS

Building approvals, Number and value

Period
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory(a)
Australian Capital Territory(a)
Australia

Number of Dwelling Unit approvals - annual

2005-06
34 160
36 529
38 033
11 458
26 170
2 634
1 363
1 867
152 214
2006-07
31 402
37 942
41 516
10 818
25 087
2 940
1 464
2 246
153 415
2007-08
31 224
42 844
44 953
13 355
23 641
2 938
1 172
2 339
162 466

Monthly - Trend

2007-2008
October
2 676
3 701
4 035
1 077
1 950
246
79
172
13 936
November
2 747
3 684
3 980
1 097
1 970
256
77
165
13 977
December
2 770
3 627
3 882
1 098
1 979
264
78
162
13 859
January
2 746
3 546
3 778
1 091
1 971
265
82
159
13 639
February
2 684
3 482
3 681
1 091
1 944
261
87
162
13 392
March
2 613
3 456
3 590
1 098
1 920
257
88
175
13 197
April
2 545
3 475
3 503
1 114
1 897
255
83
200
13 072
May
2 473
3 523
3 402
1 130
1 877
256
72
227
12 960
June
2 395
3 564
3 249
1 135
1 853
260
62
248
12 768
2008-2009
July
2 285
3 565
3 058
1 119
1 808
264
58
254
12 411
August
2 174
3 502
2 835
1 086
1 742
264
61
245
11 910
September
2 079
3 382
2 610
1 040
1 657
258
68
225
11 319
October
2 004
3 237
2 405
992
1 562
250
75
202
10 726
November
1 948
3 098
2 224
944
1 468
241
82
182
10 187
December
1 912
2 966
2 044
906
1 393
234
85
151
9 692

Percentage change from previous month - Trend

2007-2008
April
-2.6
0.5
-2.4
1.5
-1.2
-0.9
-5.9
14.1
-0.9
May
-2.8
1.4
-2.9
1.4
-1.1
0.5
-13.1
13.6
-0.9
June
-3.2
1.2
-4.5
0.5
-1.3
1.8
-14.1
9.2
-1.5
2008-2009
July
-4.6
0.0
-5.9
-1.5
-2.4
1.5
-6.4
2.2
-2.8
August
-4.8
-1.8
-7.3
-2.9
-3.7
-0.3
5.8
-3.4
-4.0
September
-4.4
-3.4
-7.9
-4.2
-4.9
-2.1
11.6
-8.3
-5.0
October
-3.6
-4.3
-7.9
-4.6
-5.7
-3.2
10.4
-10.2
-5.2
November
-2.8
-4.3
-7.5
-4.8
-6.0
-3.5
8.3
-10.0
-5.0
December
-1.9
-4.3
-8.1
-4.1
-5.2
-2.7
3.7
-16.6
-4.9

Value of New dwelling unit Approvals - Annual

2005-06
7 193
7 357
8 144
1 774
5 124
459
333
429
30 814
2006-07
7 250
8 283
9 316
1 757
5 953
525
411
493
33 987
2007-08
7 473
9 828
11 441
2 355
6 630
561
358
480
39 126

Monthly - original ($ million)

2007-2008
October
510
1 038
1 385
215
469
45
85
42
3 788
November
920
799
1 023
256
591
47
12
56
3 705
December
569
764
848
167
579
48
26
25
3 027
January
503
675
768
146
781
47
9
24
2 954
February
644
797
884
188
501
49
42
45
3 151
March
533
725
705
145
518
39
32
21
2 718
April
591
750
1 201
185
545
52
23
46
3 393
May
702
839
856
229
709
59
13
25
3 434
June
647
900
831
304
436
37
30
88
3 273
2008-2009
July
647
1 027
845
217
555
72
10
67
3 440
August
541
871
747
181
558
46
21
32
2 997
September
488
792
910
249
425
53
33
34
2 985
October
631
897
628
176
481
55
20
83
2 970
November
454
681
480
170
360
49
46
44
2 284
December
451
611
436
165
333
43
12
28
2 079

Percentage change from previous month - Original

2007-2008
April
10.8
3.5
70.3
27.3
5.3
33.0
-28.1
118.9
24.8
May
18.9
11.9
-28.7
23.7
30.2
13.3
-41.7
-44.9
1.2
June
-7.9
7.2
-3.0
32.7
-38.5
-36.6
130.2
244.9
-4.7
2008-2009
July
0.0
14.1
1.7
-28.4
27.3
91.9
-67.4
-23.7
5.1
August
-16.4
-15.1
-11.7
-16.6
0.5
-35.5
112.0
-52.9
-12.9
September
-9.7
-9.1
21.9
37.4
-23.8
15.6
57.7
6.5
-0.4
October
29.2
13.2
-31.0
-29.6
13.3
2.3
-39.3
148.1
-0.5
November
-28.0
-24.1
-23.6
-3.0
-25.2
-10.1
126.2
-46.7
-23.1
December
-0.8
-10.2
-9.0
-3.3
-7.4
-13.5
-73.0
-36.6
-9.0

(a) Extreme care should be exercised in using the trend series for number of building approvals in the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. The highly erratic nature of these data makes reliable estimation of the trend very difficult.
Source: Building Approvals, Australia, (cat. no. 8731.0)






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