1345.4 - SA Stats, Apr 2009  
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

In February 2009, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) fell 1.3% to 896. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) fell 2.0% to 9,414.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in February 2009 rose by 0.1% to 703.

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, Trend, South Australia
Graph: DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, Trend, South Australia


In the year ended February 2009, the largest percentage increase in dwelling units approved in South Australia was recorded for the South East Statistical Division (SD) (41.1%). The Northern Statistical Division recorded the only percentage decrease in dwelling units approved in the year ended February 2009 (down 2.5%), following an 18.4% increase during the year ended February 2008.

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, by Statistical Division (SD), Original, South Australia

Year ended February 2008
Year ended February 2009
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
no.
%
no.
%

Adelaide
8 423
6.0
8 661
2.8
Outer Adelaide
1 545
3.8
1 723
11.5
Yorke and Lower North
571
17.2
578
1.2
Murray Lands
428
-38.9
495
15.7
South East
377
-1.3
532
41.1
Eyre
291
47.0
292
0.3
Northern
476
18.4
464
-2.5
South Australia
12 111
4.4
12 745
5.2

Source: Building Approvals, Australia - data available on request


Map of South Australia's Statistical Divisions (PDF 2.44MB)


CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

In the December quarter 2008, the total value of building work done (in trend terms) in South Australia was $1,019.8m, an increase of 1.1% from $1,008.5m for the September quarter 2008. The total value of engineering work done in the December quarter 2008 was $755.7m, an increase of 6.2% from the September quarter 2008 ($711.4m).

VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, Chain volume measures, Trend, South Australia
Graph: VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, Chain volume measures, Trend, South Australia