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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/09/2009   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 1.6% in August 2009. The trend rose in New South Wales (+4.5%), Victoria (+1.4%), Queensland (+0.7%), Western Australia (+1.8%) and Tasmania (+1.6%), while the estimate was flat in South Australia.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 2.1% in August with rises in New South Wales (+2.0%), Victoria (+1.9%), Queensland (+2.2%), South Australia (+0.8%) and Western Australia (+3.2%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 467
3 280
1 977
793
1 580
217
68
189
9 571
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 384
4 119
2 485
1 063
1 952
295
102
231
12 631
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
13.2
-3.6
2.5
-2.2
-10.0
9.6
-8.1
-6.4
-1.0
Total dwelling units (%)
-1.9
-17.3
-6.1
5.7
-0.2
22.4
2.0
-57.0
-9.1

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 341
2 971
1 784
787
1 517
na
na
na
8 880
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 474
3 894
2 301
1 025
1 804
290
na
na
12 126
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
15.7
-0.3
5.3
8.4
-6.1
na
na
na
3.1
Total dwelling units (%)
19.7
-9.4
1.7
14.9
1.4
26.5
na
na
-0.1

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 261
2 975
1 756
742
1 598
na
na
na
8 800
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 185
3 982
2 274
952
1 818
273
92
256
11 833
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
2.0
1.9
2.2
0.8
3.2
na
na
na
2.1
Total dwelling units (%)
4.5
1.4
0.7
-
1.8
1.6
-5.0
-3.5
1.6

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



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