8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2009 Quality Declaration 
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 1.6% in July 2009. The trend rose in New South Wales (+3.6%), Victoria (+2.3%), Queensland (+0.3%) and Western Australia (+2.9%). In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate of total dwelling units approved rose 7.7% with rises in New South Wales (+19.0%), Victoria (+8.6%) and Queensland (+4.3%). The estimate fell in South Australia (-9.5%), Western Australia (-3.3%) and Tasmania (-15.3%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 2.1% in July with rises in New South Wales (+1.0%), Victoria (+2.0%), Queensland (+2.2%) and Western Australia (+5.0%). The estimate fell in South Australia (-1.4%).

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 296
3 404
1 931
811
1 727
198
74
202
9 643
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 425
4 981
2 576
993
1 924
241
100
537
13 777
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.4
7.7
8.4
5.5
7.1
-9.2
12.1
14.8
6.2
Total dwelling units (%)
18.7
17.3
7.6
-5.0
-0.4
-10.1
-14.5
127.5
12.2

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 161
2 933
1 664
716
1 612
na
na
na
8 515
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 122
4 261
2 194
874
1 772
227
na
na
12 048
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-0.3
3.3
1.2
-1.6
1.6
na
na
na
1.5
Total dwelling units (%)
19.0
8.6
4.3
-9.5
-3.3
-15.3
na
na
7.7

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 190
2 893
1 671
716
1 558
na
na
na
8 480
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 943
3 950
2 203
917
1 770
254
101
259
11 397
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
1.0
2.0
2.2
-1.4
5.0
na
na
na
2.1
Total dwelling units (%)
3.6
2.3
0.3
-2.3
2.9
-0.1
-2.7
-1.8
1.6

na not available