8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jun 2010 Quality Declaration 
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SUMMARY OF 2009-10 BUILDING APPROVALS ORIGINAL


DWELLING UNITS APPROVED

The total number of dwelling units approved in 2009-10 was 168,400, an increase of 26.5% from the previous year. Nationally, the number of house approvals rose 22.2% from the previous year while other dwellings rose 36.9%. The estimate for the total number of dwelling units approved rose in all states and territories with the Australian Capital Territory (57.2%), New South Wales (38.1%), the Northern Territory (36.4%) and Victoria (33.9%) recording the highest increases.

The rise in number of houses approved during 2009-10 was driven by a 20.7% rise in private sector approvals and a 103.1% increase in public sector approvals. The increase in other dwellings was driven by a 18.2% increase in private sector approvals and a 288.2% increase in public sector approvals. Overall private sector dwelling units approved rose by 20.0% and public sector dwelling units approved rose by 214.8%.

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

NSW
17 071
25.9
15 985
54.1
33 056
38.1
Vic.
39 046
28.1
16 870
49.5
55 916
33.9
Qld
22 774
14.5
9 814
8.3
32 588
12.6
SA
10 019
8.5
2 591
-6.6
12 610
5.0
WA
20 372
27.6
4 745
38.9
25 117
29.6
Tas.
2 550
-1.0
680
14.9
3 230
2.0
NT
778
5.9
566
126.4
1 344
36.4
ACT
2 208
48.5
2 331
66.4
4 539
57.2
Aust.
114 818
22.2
53 582
36.9
168 400
26.5




VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED

The value of total building approved in 2009-10 was $84,357.3m, a rise of 22.8% from the previous year with both residential and non-residential building approvals showing rises.

All states and territories showed rises in the estimate for the value of total residential building, with New South Wales (33.4%) and the Australian Capital Territory (67.2%) the largest. Queensland (-12.1%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-28.0%) were the only states or territories to show a fall in the value of the total non-residential building estimate.

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

NSW
10 119.6
33.4
10 252.2
47.6
20 371.7
40.2
Vic.
14 681.6
28.1
8 652.8
18.2
23 334.4
24.3
Qld
9 232.8
3.6
8 096.3
-12.1
17 329.1
-4.4
SA
2 693.2
6.5
2 568.7
40.3
5 261.8
20.7
WA
6 972.8
24.5
6 134.4
113.1
13 107.2
54.6
Tas.
800.3
4.6
740.0
47.7
1 540.3
21.7
NT
464.9
21.6
550.9
55.7
1 015.8
38.0
ACT
1 130.5
67.2
1 266.5
-28.0
2 397.0
-1.5
Aust.
46 095.7
21.6
38 261.6
24.2
84 357.3
22.8