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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/09/2010   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 2.7% in August 2010. The trend fell in New South Wales (-3.6%), Queensland (-8.4%), Western Australia (-5.2%), Tasmania (-0.1%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-8.0%). In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate of total dwellings approved fell 4.7% with falls in New South Wales (-16.0%), Victoria (-1.4%) and Tasmania (-10.5%), Queensland (+0.9%). South Australia (+11.2%) and Western Australia (+0.9%) all showed increases this month.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.8% this month. All states experienced falls with Queensland (-3.9%) being the largest.

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 321
3 203
1 606
723
1 647
176
33
135
8 844
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 275
5 217
2 225
1 350
1 856
257
130
188
13 498
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-3.1
-7.5
-4.0
-6.0
19.1
-9.3
-28.3
-24.6
-2.5
Total dwelling units (%)
-27.5
-11.3
2.9
18.3
2.3
-17.6
-44.2
-47.2
-10.2

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 194
2 962
1 476
682
1 545
na
na
na
8 208
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 337
5 071
2 116
1 179
1 773
249
na
na
13 049
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-7.5
-7.7
-7.0
-3.6
12.3
na
na
na
-4.3
Total dwelling units (%)
-16.0
-1.4
0.9
11.2
0.9
-10.5
na
na
-4.7

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 269
3 022
1 487
680
1 466
na
na
na
8 300
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 498
4 972
2 176
1 119
1 683
256
149
312
13 166
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-2.3
-0.4
-3.9
-1.2
-1.7
na
na
na
-1.8
Total dwelling units (%)
-3.6
0.8
-8.4
0.7
-5.2
-0.1
3.9
-8.0
-2.7

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