8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/07/2010   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 2.0% in May 2010 and is now showing falls for four months.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 6.6%, to 13,412 and has now fallen for two consecutive months.

Graph: Total dwelling units approved


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.7% in May and has fallen for five months.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.7%, to 8,835 following a fall last month.

Graph: Private sector houses approved


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLINGS

The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 0.3% in May and has risen for eleven months.

The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 18.8%, to 3,643 following rises for two consecutive months.

Graph: Private sector other dwellings approved