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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Oct 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/09/2008   
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STATE COMPARISONS

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
31 099
42 819
43 759
13 145
23 706
2 937
1 150
2 339
160 954

Monthly - Trend

2006-2007
May
2 547
3 241
3 631
874
1 933
242
108
228
12 805
June
2 484
3 363
3 662
897
1 948
238
108
232
12 931
2007-2008
July
2 457
3 493
3 718
935
1 951
234
104
221
13 113
August
2 487
3 606
3 784
984
1 944
232
96
204
13 337
September
2 554
3 680
3 845
1 032
1 935
236
86
187
13 557
October
2 632
3 697
3 850
1 067
1 938
243
81
173
13 681
November
2 697
3 667
3 806
1 082
1 944
250
78
167
13 691
December
2 723
3 599
3 734
1 081
1 951
258
78
165
13 588
January
2 709
3 518
3 662
1 078
1 953
259
80
163
13 423
February
2 659
3 462
3 580
1 082
1 941
257
83
162
13 227
March
2 596
3 441
3 489
1 101
1 925
254
82
170
13 060
April
2 548
3 453
3 386
1 126
1 902
255
78
192
12 942
May
2 523
3 488
3 263
1 150
1 878
259
69
223
12 852
June
2 513
3 540
3 128
1 167
1 856
269
58
256
12 787
2008-2009
July
2 489
3 602
2 999
1 172
1 832
280
50
283
12 708

Percentage change from previous month - Trend

2007-2008
November
2.5
-0.8
-1.1
1.4
0.3
2.9
-3.7
-3.5
0.1
December
1.0
-1.9
-1.9
-0.1
0.4
3.2
0.0
-1.2
-0.8
January
-0.5
-2.3
-1.9
-0.3
0.1
0.4
2.6
-1.2
-1.2
February
-1.8
-1.6
-2.2
0.4
-0.6
-0.8
3.8
-0.6
-1.5
March
-2.4
-0.6
-2.5
1.8
-0.8
-1.2
-1.2
4.9
-1.3
April
-1.8
0.3
-3.0
2.3
-1.2
0.4
-4.9
12.9
-0.9
May
-1.0
1.0
-3.6
2.1
-1.3
1.6
-11.5
16.1
-0.7
June
-0.4
1.5
-4.1
1.5
-1.2
3.9
-15.9
14.8
-0.5
2008-2009
July
-1.0
1.8
-4.1
0.4
-1.3
4.1
-13.8
10.5
-0.6

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
7 460
9 805
10 894
2 306
6 594
560
351
480
38 450

Monthly - original ($ million)

2006-2007
May
605
769
852
170
564
57
37
84
3 139
June
667
690
870
145
575
40
25
56
3 068
2007-2008
July
607
837
865
169
459
39
25
57
3 058
August
599
929
995
161
508
42
37
29
3 300
September
636
773
910
189
535
55
25
22
3 144
October
510
1 038
1 068
211
469
45
85
42
3 468
November
920
799
1 023
256
591
47
12
56
3 704
December
571
758
848
167
579
48
26
25
3 022
January
499
662
766
146
781
47
9
24
2 935
February
645
797
884
188
500
49
42
45
3 151
March
533
722
705
145
487
39
32
21
2 684
April
584
750
1 162
185
544
52
15
46
3 339
May
709
839
838
229
704
59
13
25
3 416
June
647
899
830
258
437
37
30
88
3 227
2008-2009
July
649
998
775
216
546
72
10
60
3 325

Percentage change from previous month - Original

2007-2008
November
80.2
-23.0
-4.3
21.5
26.0
4.0
-86.4
34.6
6.8
December
-38.0
-5.1
-17.1
-34.8
-2.0
0.8
128.7
-55.4
-18.4
January
-12.5
-12.7
-9.7
-12.4
35.0
-2.4
-64.5
-3.8
-2.9
February
29.1
20.4
15.4
28.6
-35.9
6.2
349.2
87.7
7.4
March
-17.4
-9.4
-20.2
-22.8
-2.6
-20.9
-25.0
-53.5
-14.8
April
9.7
3.8
64.9
27.4
11.7
33.1
-51.9
118.9
24.4
May
21.4
11.9
-27.9
23.5
29.3
13.3
-12.9
-44.9
2.3
June
-8.7
7.2
-1.0
12.9
-38.0
-36.6
130.2
244.9
-5.6
2008-2009
July
0.2
11.0
-6.6
-16.4
25.0
91.9
-67.1
-31.1
3.1

(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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