8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/07/2011   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.2% in May 2011 and is now showing falls for seven months.

In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate fell 7.9% to 12,290 dwellings.

Graph: Total dwelling units approved


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.7% in May and has fallen for 17 months.

In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate rose 0.7% to 7,814 houses.

Graph: Private sector houses approved


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLINGS

The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 1.6% in May and is now showing falls for five months.

In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate decreased 20.1% to 4,276 dwellings.

Graph: Private sector other dwellings approved