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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2007  
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DWELLINGS APPROVED BY TYPE OF DWELLING 2006–07


STATES AND TERRITORIES

The number of dwelling units approved in the States and Territories during 2006-07 is shown in the table below, for each type of dwelling category.

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

New houses
15 888
28 812
28 719
8 590
19 494
2 508
762
1 265
106 038
New semidetached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc of:
One storey
2 203
2 226
1 885
1 286
1 812
220
111
159
9 902
Two or more storeys
3 652
2 279
3 573
383
952
50
113
84
11 086
Total
5 855
4 505
5 458
1 669
2 764
270
224
243
20 988
New flats, units, apartments in a building of:
One or two storeys
579
402
883
137
404
37
11
26
2 479
Three storeys
1 134
794
1 535
203
292
-
24
383
4 365
Four or more storeys
7 278
2 946
4 641
144
1 914
-
434
328
17 685
Total
8 991
4 142
7 059
484
2 610
37
469
737
24 529
Total new other residential building
14 846
8 647
12 517
2 153
5 374
307
693
980
45 517
Other
Alterations and additions to residential building
136
163
64
5
119
10
5
-
502
Conversion
215
137
16
21
71
24
2
-
486
Non-residential building
105
160
19
16
35
17
3
2
357
Total building
31 190
37 919
41 335
10 785
25 093
2 866
1 465
2 247
152 900

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



SUMMARY COMMENT

Of the 152,900 dwelling units approved in Australia in 2006-07, 106,038 (69.4%) were new houses. Although new houses accounted for over 50% of approved dwellings units in each of the States and Territories the mix of dwelling types varied significantly across the States and Territories. New houses accounted for over 75% of all dwelling units in Victoria (76.0%), South Australia (79.6%), Western Australia (77.7%) and Tasmania (87.5%).

DWELLINGS APPROVED, States and territories - By type of dwelling - 2006-07
Graph: Dwellings approved by type of dwelling


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