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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, August 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/10/2012   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug 12
Jul 12 to Aug 12
Aug 11 to Aug 12
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 600
-0.1
1.0
Private sector houses
7 278
0.7
-3.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 148
-1.3
12.2
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 046
6.4
-15.4
Private sector houses
7 314
-0.5
-4.2
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
4 596
23.0
-25.7


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.1% in August after rising for 6 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 6.4% in August following a fall of 21.2% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.7% in August and has risen for 3 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 0.5% in August following a rise of 1.9% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 1.3% in August after rising for 6 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 23.0% in August following a fall of 46.7% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 2.2% in August and has fallen for 2 months. The value of residential building fell 0.9% and has fallen for 2 months. The value of non-residential building fell 3.9% and has fallen for 3 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 9.4% in August after falling for 2 months. The value of residential building rose 9.2% following a fall of 23.5% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 9.8% after falling for 2 months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 201211 October 2012
September 2012 31 October 2012
October 2012 4 December 2012
November 2012 10 January 2013
December 20124 February 2013
January 20134 March 2013



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

From the September 2012 issue the secondary 'Additional Information' release will cease with all outputs combined in the main release.

From the September 2012 issue the time series identifiers for 'Total value of building jobs' series in tables 69-77 will change. A correspondence between the old and new identifiers for each affected series is provided in a spreadsheet titled 'Changes to Time Series Identifiers' under the downloads tab of this issue.


DATA NOTES

The statistics for Western Australia in recent months may have been impacted by the WA Building Act 2011 which came into effect on 2 April 2012.

Data relating to a large public sector housing program was revised into the relevant approval periods for the Northern Territory between May 2008 and September 2010.

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:

2011-12
2012-13
TOTAL

NSW
55
42
97
Vic.
481
12
493
Qld
-
-
-
SA
91
-
91
WA
278
-2
276
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
31
-
31
Total
936
52
988




INQUIRIES

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