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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/03/2010   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved rose 0.6% in February 2010. The largest rise was in Queensland (+1.5%) and the greatest fall was in the Northern Territory (-11.7%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.4% this month. The largest rise was in Western Australia (+2.2%) while New South Wales (-2.9%) and South Australia (-0.5%) both experienced falls.

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 184
3 397
1 842
686
1 672
207
30
120
9 138
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 720
4 590
2 591
868
2 115
241
45
250
13 420
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
9.8
41.0
28.0
27.0
25.4
17.6
36.4
51.9
29.1
Total dwelling units (%)
13.6
36.0
22.8
-3.9
29.4
18.1
-11.8
83.8
24.1

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 269
3 487
1 994
718
1 811
na
na
na
9 711
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 602
4 575
2 912
933
2 290
287
na
na
13 929
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-10.4
-0.5
-0.7
-5.9
5.4
na
na
na
-0.9
Total dwelling units (%)
-14.6
-1.9
2.1
-23.3
8.1
17.3
na
na
-3.3

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 386
3 468
2 019
731
1 751
na
na
na
9 785
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 910
4 912
2 960
1 046
2 202
277
95
276
14 677
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-2.9
1.2
0.6
-0.5
2.2
na
na
na
0.4
Total dwelling units (%)
-
1.0
1.5
0.1
1.3
-2.9
-11.7
-5.6
0.6

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



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