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1345.4 - SA Stats, Sep 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/09/2008   
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

In July 2008, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) was 1,172. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) was 12,708.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in July 2008 was 877.

Dwelling Units Approved, Trend, South Australia
Graph: Dwelling Units Approved, Trend, South Australia


In the year ended July 2008, the largest increase in dwelling units approved in South Australia was recorded for the Eyre Statistical Division (SD) (47.8%). This follows a 25.4% fall in the number of dwelling units approved in the Eyre SD in the year ending July 2007. The Murray Lands SD recorded the largest decrease in dwelling units approved in the year ended July 2008 (down 24.3%), following a 50.1% increase during the year ended July 2007.

Dwelling Units Approved, by Statistical Division (SD), Original, South Australia

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

Adelaide
7 093
-10.4
9 296
31.1
Outer Adelaide
1 578
-2.4
1 683
6.7
Yorke and Lower North
457
-16.1
627
37.2
Murray Lands
680
50.1
515
-24.3
South East
365
-9.2
378
3.6
Eyre
226
-25.4
334
47.8
Northern
404
15.1
489
21.0
South Australia
10 803
-6.8
13 322
23.3

Source: Building Approvals, Australia - data available on request


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


CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

In the March quarter 2008, the total value of building work done (in trend terms) in South Australia was $899.4m, a decrease of 0.3% from the previous quarter. Engineering work done in this quarter was $556.0m, an increase of 1.7% from the December quarter 2007 ($546.7m).

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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