8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/04/2009   
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DWELLINGS APPROVED


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units approved fell 2.0% in February and has fallen for 15 months.

In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate rose 7.8% to 10,050 dwellings, the highest estimate since October 2008.

Graph: Total dwelling units approved


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES

The trend estimate for the number of private sector house approvals fell 1.2% and has fallen for 15 months.

In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate rose 0.1% to 7,091 houses, the highest estimate since October 2008.

Graph: Private sector houses approved


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLINGS

The trend estimate for the number of private sector other dwellings approved fell 4.1% and has fallen for eight months.

In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate rose 34.1% to 2,726 dwellings, the highest estimate since October 2008.

Graph: Private sector other dwellings approved