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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, April 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/05/2013   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr 13
Mar 13 to Apr 13
Apr 12 to Apr 13
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
13 182
0.4
6.3
Private sector houses
7 699
1.0
5.7
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 200
-0.4
4.9
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 774
9.1
27.3
Private sector houses
7 832
2.5
18.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 660
18.0
37.2


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.4% in April after levelling out in March.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 9.1% in April following a fall of 5.5% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.0% in April and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 2.5% in April and has risen for four months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 0.4% in April and has fallen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 18.0% in April following a fall of 9.9% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.2% in April and has risen for 15 months. The value of residential building rose 0.1% after falling for three months. The value of non-residential building rose 2.7% and has risen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 2.7% in April following a rise of 6.1% in the previous month. The value of residential building rose 3.8% following a fall of 6.4% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building fell 10.3% following a rise of 25.2% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2013 4 July 2013
June 2013 30 July 2013
July 2013 2 September 2013
August 2013 2 October 2013
September 2013 31 October 2013
October 2013 2 December 2013



DATA NOTES

A number of time series spreadsheets, as well as tables 13, 14 and 16 from this publication, 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:

2011-12
2012-13
TOTAL

NSW
26
32
58
Vic.
-
-47
109
Qld
-64
76
12
SA
-
4
4
WA
-38
-
-38
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
48
48
ACT
-
-
-
Total
-76
113
37




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