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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Dec 2008  
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Contents >> State Comparison >> Building Approvals

BUILDING APPROVALS

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
31 127
42 799
44 468
13 126
23 652
2 938
1 150
2 339
161 599

Monthly - Trend

2007-2008
July
2 451
3 494
3 771
937
1 938
235
103
222
13 151
August
2 505
3 617
3 878
988
1 934
234
95
205
13 456
September
2 590
3 700
3 971
1 037
1 932
237
86
188
13 741
October
2 675
3 722
3 983
1 073
1 943
243
80
174
13 893
November
2 733
3 689
3 918
1 086
1 954
249
78
167
13 876
December
2 746
3 613
3 812
1 083
1 959
257
78
165
13 711
January
2 718
3 521
3 703
1 076
1 953
259
82
163
13 474
February
2 659
3 455
3 596
1 080
1 933
256
84
164
13 227
March
2 600
3 430
3 489
1 097
1 917
254
84
174
13 046
April
2 540
3 444
3 382
1 119
1 901
256
80
195
12 917
May
2 476
3 474
3 263
1 132
1 877
260
69
218
12 768
June
2 376
3 510
3 133
1 128
1 848
266
60
232
12 553
2008-2009
July
2 240
3 539
3 017
1 112
1 815
269
54
235
12 281
August
2 089
3 552
2 931
1 092
1 781
272
49
227
11 993
September
1 945
3 555
2 884
1 077
1 749
277
48
218
11 752

Percentage change from previous month - Trend

2007-2008
January
-1.0
-2.5
-2.9
-0.6
-0.3
0.8
5.1
-1.2
-1.7
February
-2.2
-1.9
-2.9
0.4
-1.0
-1.2
2.4
0.6
-1.8
March
-2.2
-0.7
-3.0
1.6
-0.8
-0.8
0.0
6.1
-1.4
April
-2.3
0.4
-3.1
2.0
-0.8
0.8
-4.8
12.1
-1.0
May
-2.5
0.9
-3.5
1.2
-1.3
1.6
-13.8
11.8
-1.2
June
-4.0
1.0
-4.0
-0.4
-1.5
2.3
-13.0
6.4
-1.7
2008-2009
July
-5.7
0.8
-3.7
-1.4
-1.8
1.1
-10.0
1.3
-2.2
August
-6.7
0.4
-2.9
-1.8
-1.9
1.1
-9.3
-3.4
-2.3
September
-6.9
0.1
-1.6
-1.4
-1.8
1.8
-2.0
-4.0
-2.0

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
7 472
9 814
11 358
2 311
6 630
560
351
480
38 976

Monthly - original ($ million)

2007-2008
July
607
838
1 030
169
459
39
25
57
3 223
August
605
929
995
161
508
42
37
29
3 306
September
636
773
910
189
535
55
25
22
3 144
October
510
1 038
1 368
215
469
45
85
42
3 772
November
920
799
1 023
256
591
47
12
56
3 704
December
569
764
848
167
579
48
26
25
3 027
January
499
662
766
146
781
47
9
24
2 935
February
642
797
882
188
501
49
42
45
3 147
March
533
725
705
145
518
39
32
21
2 717
April
586
750
1 162
185
545
52
15
46
3 342
May
718
839
838
229
709
59
13
25
3 431
June
646
900
831
259
437
37
30
88
3 228
2008-2009
July
648
1 008
779
219
555
72
10
60
3 351
August
502
842
743
181
557
46
20
32
2 923
September
420
770
910
194
422
53
15
34
2 818

Percentage change from previous month - Original

2007-2008
January
-12.3
-13.4
-9.7
-12.4
35.0
-2.4
-64.5
-3.8
-3.0
February
28.5
20.4
15.2
28.6
-35.9
6.2
349.2
87.7
7.2
March
-17.0
-9.1
-20.1
-22.8
3.4
-20.8
-25.0
-53.5
-13.7
April
10.1
3.4
64.9
27.4
5.3
33.0
-51.9
118.9
23.0
May
22.3
11.9
-27.9
23.6
30.2
13.3
-12.9
-44.9
2.7
June
-9.9
7.2
-0.9
13.2
-38.5
-36.6
130.2
244.9
-5.9
2008-2009
July
0.3
12.0
-6.3
-15.7
27.2
91.9
-67.1
-31.1
3.8
August
-22.6
-16.4
-4.6
-17.4
0.2
-35.5
102.6
-47.8
-12.8
September
-16.3
-8.5
22.4
7.2
-24.2
15.6
-25.2
6.5
-3.6

(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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