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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/09/2008   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug 08
Jul 08 to Aug 08
Aug 07 to Aug 08
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 385
-1.1
-7.6
Private sector houses
8 357
-1.1
-7.1
Private sector other dwellings
3 753
-1.0
-6.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 095
-3.7
-8.6
Private sector houses
8 303
-0.8
-7.4
Private sector other dwellings
3 550
-7.8
-8.0


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 1.1% in August 2008 and is now showing a fall of 1.1% in July 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 3.7% in August following a fall of 2.4% in July.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.1% in August.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.8% in August following a fall of 3.3% in July.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 1.0% and is now showing falls for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 7.8% in August following a fall of 3.1% in July.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 0.1% in August. The trend estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 0.3%, while the value of alterations and additions rose 0.7%. The estimate of value of non-residential building approved was flat in August.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 12.6% in August. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 1.6% in August. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of alterations and additions fell 12.4%, and the value of non-residential building fell 23.8%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2008 5 November 2008
October 2008 4 December 2008
November 2008 8 January 2009
December 2008 4 February 2009
January 2009 5 March 2009
February 2009 1 April 2009



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:

2007-08
2008-09
TOTAL

NSW
11
-7
4
Vic.
-22
30
8
Qld
201
19
220
SA
-47
23
-24
WA
-79
6
-73
Tas.
1
-
1
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
65
71
136




DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


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