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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/06/2010   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved was flat in April 2010. The largest rise was in the Australian Capital Territory (+4.4%) and the greatest fall was in Tasmania (-2.1%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 2.0% this month. The largest decrease was in Victoria (-4.1%) while South Australia had the only rise (+0.1%).

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 213
2 475
1 624
669
1 406
161
62
166
7 776
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 568
3 871
2 577
932
1 892
225
148
548
12 761
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-21.7
-31.6
-24.6
-22.7
-12.5
-14.8
31.9
-41.8
-24.6
Total dwelling units (%)
-24.6
-33.3
-18.7
-28.0
-16.5
-19.9
131.3
38.0
-23.5

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 316
2 536
1 831
700
1 621
na
na
na
8 404
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 825
4 404
2 859
966
2 130
262
na
na
14 144
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-9.5
-23.8
-6.6
-15.3
-2.5
na
na
na
-13.5
Total dwelling units (%)
-26.3
-18.3
-2.1
-22.5
-15.4
-0.9
na
na
-14.8

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 341
3 019
1 909
753
1 690
na
na
na
9 139
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 191
4 842
2 928
1 097
2 311
256
94
341
15 060
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.8
-4.1
-1.5
0.1
-0.3
na
na
na
-2.0
Total dwelling units (%)
0.7
-1.1
-0.1
-0.3
1.2
-2.1
-1.1
4.4
-

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available



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