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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/09/2010   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug 10
Jul 10 to Aug 10
Aug 09 to Aug 10
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
13 166
-2.7
4.0
Private sector houses
8 300
-1.8
-8.7
Private sector other dwellings
4 244
-
50.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 049
-4.7
4.4
Private sector houses
8 208
-4.3
-10.3
Private sector other dwellings
4 313
1.4
66.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

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 dwellings approved fell 2.7% in August 2010 and is showing falls for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 4.7% following a rise in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.8% in August and has fallen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 4.3% and has fallen for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved was flat in August following increases in the previous 13 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 1.4% and has risen for three months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 1.8% in August and has fallen for six months. The trend estimates for the value of building approved should be interpreted with caution. See the data notes on page 2 of this publication.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 4.2% in August. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building fell 7.8% and the value of residential alterations and additions fell 5.5%. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building rose 3.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2010 3 November 2010
October 2010 30 November 2010
November 2010 6 January 2011
December 2010 3 February 2011
January 2011 3 March 2011
February 2011 31 March 2011



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:

2009-10
2010-11
TOTAL

NSW
37
18
55
Vic.
438
8
446
Qld
52
-
52
SA
-
-
-
WA
45
33
78
Tas.
-
14
14
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
572
73
645




DATA NOTES

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building approvals may be affected by initiatives within the Government stimulus package, which included the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and the Social Housing Initiative as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. From June 2009 to February 2010 BER impacts were quantified and removed from the trend estimates because of its short term nature. From March 2010 these impacts are no longer removed from the trend estimates as their effect has significantly declined. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 20 to 23 of the explanatory notes.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Rebecca Eales on Adelaide (08) 8237 7648.


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