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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/02/2010   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved rose 3.1% in December 2009. The trend rose in all states and territories with the Northern Territory (+10.6%), the Australian Capital Territory (+5.1%) and Queensland (+4.5%) recording the largest rises.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.1% this month. The trend rose in New South Wales (+2.6%), Victoria (+0.8%) and Queensland (+2.4%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 354
2 738
1 655
727
1 530
251
78
155
8 488
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 668
4 571
2 563
977
1 944
321
186
330
13 560
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-12.4
-12.7
-20.8
-4.6
-11.3
10.1
16.4
-13.9
-12.8
Total dwelling units (%)
-13.4
2.1
-13.3
-7.0
-7.9
23.5
44.2
-20.3
-6.4

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 531
3 239
2 019
734
1 640
na
na
na
9 682
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 796
5 195
2 967
1 000
2 049
327
na
na
14 869
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-0.2
4.6
2.2
0.5
3.3
na
na
na
3.1
Total dwelling units (%)
-12.7
11.1
4.0
0.1
1.3
21.7
na
na
2.2

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 560
3 290
2 009
736
1 619
na
na
na
9 707
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 958
4 824
2 879
1 002
2 100
315
153
364
14 594
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
2.6
0.8
2.4
-0.7
-0.3
na
na
na
1.1
Total dwelling units (%)
3.6
3.1
4.5
0.3
0.8
2.2
10.6
5.1
3.1

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