1345.4 - SA Stats, Feb 2009  
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

In December 2008, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) fell 4.0% to 906. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) fell 4.9% to 9,692.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in December 2008 fell 3.3% to 672. This was the eighth consecutive monthly fall.

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


In the year ended December 2008, the largest percentage increase in dwelling units approved in South Australia was recorded for the South East Statistical Division (SD) (38.2%). The Murray Lands SD recorded the largest percentage decrease in dwelling units approved in the year ended December 2008 (down 23.4%), following a 45.9% increase during the year ended December 2007.

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

Year ended December 2007
Year ended December 2008
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
no.
%
no.
%

Adelaide
8 109
2.6
8 747
7.9
Outer Adelaide
1 580
1.5
1 757
11.2
Yorke and Lower North
543
9.3
592
9.0
Murray Lands
668
45.9
512
-23.4
South East
382
-1.0
528
38.2
Eyre
258
16.7
322
24.8
Northern
465
23.7
509
9.5
South Australia
12 005
5.3
12 967
8.0

Source: Building Approvals, Australia - data available on request


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


CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

In the September quarter 2008, the total value of building work done (in trend terms) in South Australia was $997.6m, an increase of 1.8% from $980.1m for the June quarter 2008. The total value of engineering work done in the September quarter 2008 was $646.0m, an increase of 1.1% from the June quarter 2008 ($639.3m).

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