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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/05/2011   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.9% in April 2011. The trend fell in Queensland (-3.5%), New South Wales (-1.6%) and Western Australia (-1.7%) while Tasmania (3.3%), the Australian Capital Territory (2.5%), the Northern Territory (0.9%), South Australia (0.5%) and Victoria (0.2%) all rose. In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate of total dwellings approved fell 1.3% with New South Wales (-12.9%), Western Australia (-9.6%), Tasmania (-8.7%) recording decreases while Queensland (29.2%), South Australia (9.9%) and Victoria (0.3%) recorded rises.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.8% this month. Of the published states Victoria (-1.2%), Queensland (-0.9%), Western Australia (-0.9%) and New South Wales (-0.2%) fell while South Australia (0.2%) rose.

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 150
2 464
1 177
504
1 136
151
26
130
6 738
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 345
4 580
2 023
763
1 376
208
57
461
11 813
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-23.8
-23.2
-14.8
-20.4
-15.6
-34.3
-16.1
-29.3
-21.0
Total dwelling units (%)
-25.0
-18.1
14.7
-7.9
-24.1
-29.0
-3.4
-28.5
-16.3

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 341
2 768
1 310
588
1 370
na
na
na
7 709
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 676
5 265
2 168
881
1 608
257
na
na
13 377
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-3.8
-6.2
-0.7
0.9
5.1
na
na
na
-3.3
Total dwelling units (%)
-12.9
0.3
29.2
9.9
-9.6
-8.7
na
na
-1.3

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 403
2 852
1 258
572
1 364
na
na
na
7 844
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 822
5 004
1 943
863
1 686
261
68
410
13 057
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-0.2
-1.2
-0.9
0.2
-0.9
na
na
na
-0.8
Total dwelling units (%)
-1.6
0.2
-3.5
0.5
-1.7
3.3
0.9
2.5
-0.9

na not available



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