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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/06/2007   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr 07
Mar 07 to Apr 07
Apr 06 to Apr 07
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 507
0.5
-0.6
Private sector houses
8 526
0.6
-1.2
Private sector other dwellings
3 603
0.5
-2.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 858
8.1
4.5
Private sector houses
8 734
3.3
2.6
Private sector other dwellings
3 762
19.0
9.2

Dwelling units approved,
Total number

Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved,
Total number

Graph: Private sector houses approved



APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

  • The trend estimate for total dwelling approvals rose 0.5% in April 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 8.1% in April 2007 which follows a revised fall of 10.5% in March 2007.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector house approvals rose 0.6% in April 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved rose 3.3% in April.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 0.5% in April 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 19.0% in April 2007 which follows a revised fall of 26.9% in March 2007.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved rose 0.5% in April 2007. The trend estimate for the value of new residential building rose 1.3% and the trend estimate for the value of alterations and additions fell 0.6%. The trend estimate for the value of non-residential building approved fell 0.2% in April 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved rose 3.8% in April 2007 following a revised fall of 2.6% in March 2007. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved rose 5.7% which follows a revised fall of 3.0% in the previous month. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of alterations and additions fell 4.5%. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building rose 3.3% following a revised fall of 2.3% in the previous month.


NOTES

CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:

2005-06
2006-07
Total

NSW
-
57
57
Vic.
-
103
103
Qld
44
217
261
SA
-
1
1
WA
-
2
2
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
44
380
424



DATA NOTES

A new chain volume reference year is typically updated annually every June quarter. From 2007 onwards the updating of the reference year will be completed in the September quarter each year. In September 2007 the new reference year will be 2005-06 for chain volume estimates. This will result in revisions to growth rates in quarters following 2005-06 but will preserve additivity in those quarters. For earlier periods re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.



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