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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jun 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/07/2009   
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SUMMARY OF 2008-09 BUILDING APPROVALS ORIGINAL


DWELLING UNITS APPROVED

The total number of dwelling units approved in 2008-09 was 132,073, a decrease of 18.8% from the previous year. Nationally, the number of house approvals fell 14.2% from the previous year while other dwellings fell 28.3%. The estimate for the total of number dwelling units approved rose in Tasmania (+7.2%) and the Australian Capital Territory (+19.7%) while New South Wales (-25.1%), Victoria (-3.0%), Queensland (-36.2%), South Australia (-10.2%), Western Australia (-18.2%) and the Northern Territory (-15.9%) fell.

Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory had rises in both houses and other dwellings. The Northern Territory had a rise in houses but a fall in other dwellings while New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia had falls in both houses and other dwellings.

HOUSES
OTHER DWELLINGS
TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
no.
% change
no.
% change
no.
% change

NSW
13 493
-14.5
9 939
-35.9
23 432
-25.1
Vic.
30 489
-3.4
11 138
-1.9
41 627
-3.0
Qld
19 930
-34.1
8 799
-40.6
28 729
-36.2
SA
9 245
-10.9
2 768
-7.8
12 013
-10.2
WA
15 976
-6.7
3 360
-48.5
19 336
-18.2
Tas.
2 559
0.7
592
48.7
3 151
7.2
NT
736
24.7
250
-57.0
986
-15.9
ACT
1 488
15.9
1 311
24.3
2 799
19.7
Aust.
93 916
-14.2
38 157
-28.3
132 073
-18.8




VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED

The value of total building approved in 2008-09 was $66,608.6m, a fall of 19.2% from the previous year with both residential and non-residential building approvals showing falls.

States and territories other than Tasmania (+10.7%) and the Australian Capital Territory (+18.0%) showed falls in the estimate for the value of Total Residential Building. The Australian Capital Territory (+83.7%) was the only state or territory to show a rise in the estimate of the value for Total Non-residential Building.

Total residential building
Total non-residential building
Total building
$m
% change
$m
% change
$m
% change

NSW
7 412.2
-20.2
6 756.2
-29.3
14 168.4
-24.8
Vic.
11 392.5
-2.7
6 955.0
-29.0
18 347.5
-14.7
Qld
8 801.2
-30.9
8 115.9
-0.9
16 917.1
-19.2
SA
2 563.0
-5.3
1 828.7
-16.0
4 391.7
-10.1
WA
5 584.9
-22.7
2 785.7
-48.9
8 370.6
-33.9
Tas.
763.4
10.7
499.0
-0.7
1 262.4
5.9
NT
382.6
-8.8
353.9
-33.4
736.5
-22.5
ACT
667.1
18.0
1 747.3
83.7
2 414.5
59.2
Aust.
37 566.9
-17.1
29 041.7
-21.8
66 608.6
-19.2




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