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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Nov 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/01/2010   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Nov 09
Oct 09 to Nov 09
Nov 08 to Nov 09
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
13 555
2.7
30.7
Private sector houses
9 515
1.5
32.4
Private sector other dwellings
3 238
5.3
11.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 724
5.9
33.3
Private sector houses
9 386
-1.9
32.8
Private sector other dwellings
3 404
27.5
17.3


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 2.7% in November 2009 and has risen for ten months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 5.9% following a fall in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.5% in November and has risen for 11 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.9% following rises in the previous ten months.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 5.3% in November and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 27.5% following a fall last month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • 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 rose 24.6% in November. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved rose 2.2% while the value of approved residential alterations and additions fell 1.4%. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building rose 52.8%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2009 4 February 2010
January 2010 2 March 2010
February 2010 31 March 2010
March 2010 5 May 2010
April 2010 1 June 2010
May 2010 1 July 2010



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:

2008-09
2009-10
TOTAL

NSW
-
243
243
Vic.
-
184
184
Qld
-
252
252
SA
-2
69
67
WA
-
-14
-14
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
1
-
1
Total
-1
734
733




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. BER impacts have been quantified and removed from the trend estimates because of its short term nature. 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 Paul Pamment on Adelaide (08) 8237 7648.


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