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1345.4 - SA Stats, Sep 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/09/2009   
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

In July 2009, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) declined 2.2% to 917. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) rose 1.7% to 11,397, the sixth consecutive rise following the decline recorded throughout 2008.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in July 2009 fell 1.4% to 716.

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


In the year ended July 2009, the South East Statistical Division was the only Statistical Division in the state to record an increase in dwelling units approved (up 44.7%). The Eyre Statistical Division recorded the greatest percentage decrease in dwelling units approved over the same period (down 28.4%), following a 47.8% increase during the year ended July 2008.

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, by Statistical Division, Original, South Australia

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

Adelaide
9 637
35.9
8 011
-16.9
Outer Adelaide
1 710
8.4
1 529
-10.6
Yorke and Lower North
654
43.1
495
-24.3
Murray Lands
516
-24.1
411
-20.3
South East
378
3.6
547
44.7
Eyre
334
47.8
239
-28.4
Northern
491
21.5
405
-17.5
South Australia
13 720
27.0
11 637
-15.2

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 2009, the total value of building work done (in trend terms) in South Australia rose slightly to $1,045.7m, an increase of 0.8% from the December quarter 2008. The total value of engineering work done in the March quarter 2009 was $806.3m, an increase of 5.7% from the December quarter 2008 ($762.9m).

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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