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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2008 Quality Declaration 
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DWELLINGS APPROVED BY TYPE OF DWELLING 2007–08


STATES AND TERRITORIES

The number of dwelling units approved in the States and Territories during 2007-08 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
15 709
31 551
30 058
10 341
17 104
2 530
587
1 284
109 164
New semidetached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc of:
One storey
2 434
2 234
2 124
1 084
1 940
260
143
30
10 249
Two or more storeys
3 158
3 279
3 691
768
968
22
32
164
12 082
Total
5 592
5 513
5 815
1 852
2 908
282
175
194
22 331
New flats, units, apartments in a building of:
One or two storeys
1 120
419
1 087
244
209
72
8
34
3 193
Three storeys
1 228
908
1 633
14
319
-
13
142
4 257
Four or more storeys
7 035
3 908
5 207
610
2 848
-
350
680
20 638
Total
9 383
5 235
7 927
868
3 376
72
371
856
28 088
Total new other residential building
14 975
10 748
13 742
2 720
6 284
354
546
1 050
50 419
Other
Alterations and additions to residential building
165
279
64
21
154
16
4
-
703
Conversion
217
145
15
9
20
18
1
-
425
Non-residential building
44
74
81
7
65
20
12
5
308
Total building
31 110
42 797
43 960
13 098
23 627
2 938
1 150
2 339
161 019

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



SUMMARY COMMENT

Of the 161,019 dwelling units approved in Australia in 2007-08, 109,164 (67.8%) were new houses. In 2006-07 new houses accounted for 69.4% of dwellings units approved. 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 70% of all dwelling units in Victoria (73.7%), South Australia (79.0%), Western Australia (72.4%) and Tasmania (86.1%).

DWELLINGS APPROVED, States and territories - By type of dwelling - 2007-08
Graph: Dwellings approved by type of dwelling



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