8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, June 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/08/2011   
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SUMMARY OF 2010-11 BUILDING APPROVALS ORIGINAL


DWELLING UNITS APPROVED

The total number of dwelling units approved in 2010-11 was 162,685, a decrease of 5.1% from the previous year. Nationally, the number of house approvals fell 13.5% from the previous year while other dwellings rose 12.0%. The estimate for the total number of dwelling units approved fell in Queensland (-19.5%), Western Australia (-17.8%), South Australia (-10.6%), Tasmania (-6.0%) and New South Wales (-2.1%) while the Australian Capital Territory (28.7%), Victoria (5.8%) and the Northern Territory (0.1%) all rose.

The fall in number of houses approved during 2010-11 was driven by a 12.4% decrease in private sector approvals and a 47.2% fall in public sector approvals. The increase in other dwellings was driven by a 30.9% increase in private sector approvals while the public sector decreased by 62.7%. Overall private sector dwelling units approved rose by 0.2% and public sector dwelling units approved fell by 58.7%.

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

NSW
16 346
-4.3
16 375
0.1
32 721
-2.1
Vic.
35 492
-9.2
24 902
38.4
60 394
5.8
Qld
17 792
-22.4
9 473
-13.6
27 265
-19.5
SA
8 180
-17.9
3 054
17.9
11 234
-10.6
WA
17 163
-15.8
3 694
-25.9
20 857
-17.8
Tas.
2 206
-13.5
833
22.1
3 039
-6.0
NT
475
-38.7
857
54.1
1 332
0.1
ACT
1 823
-17.4
4 020
72.5
5 843
28.7
Aust.
99 477
-13.5
63 208
12.0
162 685
-5.1




VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED

The value of total building approved in 2010-11 was $74,745.6m, a fall of 13.9% from the previous year with total residential building approvals showing a rise and non-residential building approvals recording a fall.

All states and territories showed falls in the estimate for the value of total non-residential building, with Tasmania (-42.4%), Western Australia (-41.9%) and New South Wales (-40.8%) the largest in percentage terms. The Australian Capital Territory (25.1%), Victoria (11.2%), New South Wales (4.6%) and the Northern Territory (4.5%) recorded increases in the value of total residential building approvals.

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

NSW
10 652.5
4.6
6 375.3
-40.8
17 027.7
-18.7
Vic.
16 784.4
11.2
7 398.4
-17.1
24 182.8
0.7
Qld
8 027.6
-15.8
6 637.3
-21.9
14 664.8
-18.7
SA
2 654.3
-1.2
1 701.7
-38.5
4 355.9
-20.1
WA
6 349.6
-9.7
3 661.7
-41.9
10 011.3
-24.9
Tas.
785.2
-2.0
433.8
-42.4
1 219.1
-21.6
NT
483.9
4.5
389.7
-37.4
873.6
-19.5
ACT
1 414.3
25.1
996.1
-21.7
2 410.3
0.3
Aust.
47 151.6
0.5
27 594.0
-30.9
74 745.6
-13.9