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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Jan 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
31 136
42 842
44 849
13 125
23 641
2 938
1 150
2 339
162 020

Monthly - Trend

2007-2008
August
2 498
3 605
3 911
989
1 935
232
95
205
13 470
September
2 591
3 693
4 019
1 039
1 939
237
85
187
13 790
October
2 684
3 721
4 027
1 076
1 952
246
79
173
13 957
November
2 747
3 694
3 952
1 090
1 961
254
77
166
13 942
December
2 758
3 622
3 842
1 086
1 963
261
77
163
13 772
January
2 723
3 531
3 738
1 078
1 952
262
81
162
13 526
February
2 657
3 463
3 647
1 080
1 928
259
84
164
13 281
March
2 590
3 437
3 558
1 094
1 910
256
84
175
13 104
April
2 533
3 456
3 471
1 118
1 895
255
78
196
13 002
May
2 475
3 494
3 355
1 137
1 872
257
69
219
12 877
June
2 389
3 527
3 185
1 137
1 843
261
61
233
12 636
2008-2009
July
2 258
3 544
2 999
1 121
1 808
264
57
236
12 287
August
2 112
3 530
2 817
1 097
1 772
266
57
232
11 882
September
1 969
3 492
2 658
1 072
1 735
266
59
225
11 476
October
1 846
3 449
2 461
1 040
1 703
262
61
214
11 036

Percentage change from previous month - Trend

2007-2008
February
-2.4
-1.9
-2.4
0.2
-1.2
-1.1
4.2
1.4
-1.8
March
-2.5
-0.7
-2.4
1.3
-1.0
-1.0
-0.3
6.7
-1.3
April
-2.2
0.5
-2.4
2.2
-0.8
-0.4
-6.6
11.9
-0.8
May
-2.3
1.1
-3.3
1.7
-1.2
0.5
-11.4
11.8
-1.0
June
-3.5
1.0
-5.1
0.0
-1.6
1.5
-11.6
6.5
-1.9
2008-2009
July
-5.5
0.5
-5.9
-1.4
-1.9
1.3
-6.9
1.3
-2.8
August
-6.4
-0.4
-6.1
-2.1
-2.0
0.6
-0.6
-1.7
-3.3
September
-6.8
-1.1
-5.6
-2.2
-2.1
0.1
3.4
-2.9
-3.4
October
-6.2
-1.2
-7.4
-3.0
-1.8
-1.4
3.7
-4.9
-3.8

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
7 472
9 827
11 410
2 310
6 630
560
351
480
39 041

Monthly - original ($ million)

2007-2008
August
605
929
995
161
508
42
37
29
3 306
September
636
773
910
189
535
55
25
22
3 144
October
510
1 038
1 381
215
469
45
85
42
3 785
November
920
799
1 023
256
591
47
12
56
3 704
December
569
764
848
167
579
48
26
25
3 027
January
499
675
766
146
781
47
9
24
2 948
February
642
797
882
188
501
49
42
45
3 147
March
533
725
705
145
518
39
32
21
2 717
April
586
750
1 201
185
545
52
15
46
3 381
May
718
839
839
229
709
59
13
25
3 431
June
647
900
831
259
436
37
30
88
3 228
2008-2009
July
646
1 013
780
219
555
72
10
60
3 355
August
519
853
745
181
558
46
21
32
2 955
September
486
782
911
249
425
53
33
34
2 974
October
457
893
595
175
476
54
20
83
2 753

Percentage change from previous month - Original

2007-2008
February
28.5
18.1
15.2
28.5
-35.9
6.2
349.2
87.7
6.7
March
-17.0
-9.1
-20.1
-22.8
3.4
-20.8
-25.0
-53.5
-13.6
April
10.1
3.5
70.4
27.3
5.3
33.0
-51.9
118.9
24.4
May
22.3
11.8
-30.2
23.7
30.2
13.3
-12.9
-44.9
1.5
June
-9.8
7.2
-0.9
13.2
-38.5
-36.6
130.2
244.9
-5.9
2008-2009
July
-0.1
12.6
-6.1
-15.7
27.3
91.9
-67.4
-31.1
3.9
August
-19.7
-15.7
-4.5
-17.0
0.5
-35.5
112.0
-47.8
-11.9
September
-6.3
-8.4
22.3
37.4
-23.9
15.6
57.7
6.5
0.6
October
-6.1
14.3
-34.7
-29.8
12.1
1.1
-39.3
148.1
-7.4

(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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