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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/11/2011   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 11
Aug 11 to Sep 11
Sep 10 to Sep 11
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 489
-0.7
-9.6
Private sector houses
7 601
-0.3
-9.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
4 537
-1.4
-7.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
11 889
-13.6
-12.0
Private sector houses
7 689
1.1
-7.6
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
3 970
-30.7
-13.0


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.7% in September 2011 and has fallen for 11 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 13.6% in September following a rise of 10.7% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses fell 0.3% in September and has fallen for 21 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 1.1% in September 2011 following a fall of 0.5% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 1.4% in September and has fallen for the last 3 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 30.7% following a rise of 32.8% last month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.8% in September and has fallen for 11 months. The value of residential building fell 0.3% and has fallen for the last 17 months. The value of non-residential building fell 1.7% and has now fallen for the last 10 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 13.3% in September following a rise of 14.6% last month. The value of residential building fell 9.4% in September and the value of non-residential building fell 19.9%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2011 (Additional Information) 14 November 2011
October 2011 1 December 2011
October 2011 (Additional Information) 13 December 2011
November 2011 10 January 2012
November 2011 (Additional Information) 18 January 2012
December 2011 2 February 2012
December 2011 (Additional Information) 10 February 2012
January 2012 1 March 2012
January 2012 (Additional Information) 9 March 2012
February 2012 2 April 2012
February 2012 (Additional Information) 11 April 2012



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

Widespread flooding, and other natural disasters, in the eastern states during late 2010 and early 2011 have not adversely affected participation by providers in the Building Approvals collection or the quality of estimates in this release. However, these events may have had an impact on the number of approved dwellings and the value of approved work.

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 their short term nature. From April 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 19 to 21 of the explanatory notes.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

2010-11
2011-12
TOTAL

NSW
273
92
365
Vic.
1
18
19
Qld
66
-
66
SA
38
-
38
WA
15
-
15
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
97
-
97
ACT
-
-
-
Total
490
110
600




INQUIRIES

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