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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/04/2014   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb 14
Jan 14 to Feb 14
Feb 13 to Feb 14
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
17 073
0.7
27.6
Private sector houses
9 341
1.9
22.5
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 510
-0.7
37.9
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
16 669
-5.0
23.2
Private sector houses
9 293
-2.1
21.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 146
-8.7
32.7


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.7% in February and has risen for 26 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 5.0% in February following a rise of 6.9% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.9% in February and has risen for 14 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 2.1% in February following a rise of 8.4% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 0.7% in February and has fallen for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 8.7% in February after rising for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.2% in February and has risen for eight months. The value of residential building rose 0.2% and has risen for 12 months. The value of non-residential building rose 0.3% and has risen for seven months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.3% in February and has fallen for two months. The value of residential building fell 0.2% and has fallen for two months. The value of non-residential building fell 0.5% and has fallen for two months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2014 5 May 2014
April 2014 2 June 2014
May 2014 3 July 2014
June 2014 31 July 2014
July 2014 2 September 2014
August 2014 2 October 2014



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.

As a result of changes to production processes, some time series identifiers will be changing. The content and nature of these series will not be affected.

The following publication will be affected:

Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0) - changes implemented from March 2014 (released on 5 May 2014) onwards.

To assist in accommodating these changes, Excel spreadsheets showing the old and new time series identifiers for each affected series are included under the downloads tab. Please note the dates on which these changes take effect, as detailed above.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:

2012-13
2013-14
TOTAL

NSW
6
10
16
Vic.
-
9
9
Qld
-12
37
25
SA
-1
7
6
WA
32
89
121
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
5
13
18
ACT
-
-
-
Total
30
165
195

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



INQUIRIES

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