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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, September 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/10/2012   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 12
Aug 12 to Sep 12
Sep 11 to Sep 12
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 845
0.1
5.2
Private sector houses
7 447
0.7
-0.7
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 236
-0.7
18.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 388
7.8
12.4
Private sector houses
7 484
1.2
-1.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 772
17.9
41.6


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.1% in September and has risen for 8 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 7.8% in September and has risen for 2 months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.7% in September and has risen for 4 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 1.2% in September following a fall of 0.6% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 0.7% in September and has fallen for 2 months..
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 17.9% in September and has risen for 2 months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 1.6% in September and has fallen for 3 months. The value of residential building rose 1.3% and has risen for 8 months. The value of non-residential building fell 6.3% and has fallen for 4 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 3.2% in September and has risen for 2 months. The value of residential building rose 12.5% and has risen for 2 months. The value of non-residential building fell 12.3% following a rise of 5.5% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2012 4 December 2012
November 2012 10 January 2013
December 2012 4 February 2013
January 2013 4 March 2013
February 20134 April 2013
March 2013 2 May 2013



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

As advised in the August 2012 issue, the secondary 'Additional Information' release has ceased with all outputs now available in this main release. Time series identifiers for 'Total value of building jobs' series in tables 69-77 have also changed - a correspondence between the old and new identifiers for each affected series is provided in a spreadsheet titled 'Changes to Time Series identifiers' under the downloads tab of this issue.


DATA NOTES

The statistics for Western Australia in recent months may have been impacted by the WA Building Act 2011 which came into effect on 2 April 2012.

A number of time series spreadsheets contain 'np' (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

2011-12
2012-13
TOTAL

NSW
44
74
118
Vic.
30
309
339
Qld
55
41
96
SA
-
-
-
WA
-
-2
-2
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
72
72
ACT
-
-
-
Total
129
494
623




INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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