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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, October 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/12/2013   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Oct 13
Sep 13 to Oct 13
Oct 12 to Oct 13
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
15 686
1.9
19.1
Private sector houses
8 265
0.2
10.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 186
4.5
32.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
16 491
-1.8
23.1
Private sector houses
8 234
-0.3
9.6
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 026
-2.7
47.7


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




OCTOBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.9% in October and has risen for 22 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.8% in October following a rise of 16.9% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.2% in October and has risen for 11 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 0.3% in October following a rise of 1.3% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 4.5% in October and has risen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 2.7% in October following a rise of 37.4% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 2.3% in October and has risen for 21 months. The value of residential building rose 2.9% and has risen for eight months. The value of non-residential building rose 1.4% and has risen for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 9.3% in October and has risen for four months. The value of residential building rose 2.3% and has risen for five months. The value of non-residential building rose 21.6% following a fall of 8.9% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
November 2013 9 January 2014
December 2013 3 February 2014
January 2014 4 March 2014
February 2014 2 April 2014
March 2014 5 May 2014
April 2014 2 June 2014



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2011-12, has been introduced into the chain volume estimates which has resulted in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2011-12, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates. For further information, see the explanatory notes.


DATA NOTES

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:

2012-13
2013-14
TOTAL

NSW
323
394
717
Vic.
-1
124
123
Qld
-40
218
178
SA
-
33
33
WA
28
3
31
Tas.
22
-
22
NT
5
4
9
ACT
-10
-
-10
Total
327
776
1 103

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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