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1345.4 - SA Stats, Oct 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/10/2008   
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

In August 2008, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) was 1,117. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) was 12,385.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in August 2008 was 867.

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


In the year ended August 2008, the largest increase in dwelling units approved in South Australia was recorded for the Eyre Statistical Division (SD) (45.5%). This follows an 18.2% fall in the number of dwelling units approved in the Eyre SD in the year ending August 2007. The Murray Lands SD recorded the largest decrease in dwelling units approved in the year ended August 2008 (down 25.2%), following a 50.2% increase during the year ended August 2007.

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

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

Adelaide
7 129
-9.7
9 265
30.0
Outer Adelaide
1 566
-0.4
1 691
8.0
Yorke and Lower North
484
-8.2
628
29.8
Murray Lands
682
50.2
510
-25.2
South East
359
-14.1
376
4.7
Eyre
233
-18.2
339
45.5
Northern
398
12.1
520
30.7
South Australia
10 851
-5.7
13 329
22.8

Source: Building Approvals, Australia - data available on request


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


CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

In the June quarter 2008, the total value of building work done (in trend terms) in South Australia was $923.3m, an increase of 0.8% from $916.4m for the March quarter 2008. Engineering work done in the June quarter 2008 was $603.4m, an increase of 5.0% from the March quarter 2008 ($574.8m).

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



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