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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/02/2011   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.5% in December 2010. The trend fell in South Australia (-2.3%), Tasmania (-2.3%) and the Northern Territory (-12.0%) while the other states and territories all increased. In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate of total dwellings approved rose 8.7% with New South Wales (16.7%), Victoria (11.4%) and Tasmania (9.9%) recording the largest increases of the published states and territories. Queensland (-5.7%) and Western Australia (-4.2%) showed decreases this month.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.3% this month. Of the published states, South Australia (-2.5%), Victoria (-0.4%) and Western Australia (-0.3%) experienced falls while New South Wales (0.6%) rose.

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 228
2 583
1 274
529
1 300
186
38
105
7 243
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 171
5 127
1 780
846
1 686
256
288
428
13 582
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-11.1
-15.2
-20.1
-25.0
-15.1
3.9
-11.6
-30.5
-16.1
Total dwelling units (%)
20.8
3.4
-23.2
-8.7
-17.5
19.6
343.1
17.3
0.5

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 323
2 988
1 510
579
1 430
na
na
na
8 181
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 848
5 804
2 095
892
1 825
251
na
na
14 457
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.4
2.1
-0.2
-11.2
0.8
na
na
na
-
Total dwelling units (%)
16.7
11.4
-5.7
1.1
-4.2
9.9
na
na
8.7

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 327
2 942
1 490
621
1 399
na
na
na
8 136
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 656
5 225
2 153
880
1 829
247
71
376
13 437
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.6
-0.4
-
-2.5
-0.3
na
na
na
-0.3
Total dwelling units (%)
1.6
0.2
0.2
-2.3
0.9
-2.3
-12.0
7.5
0.5

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



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