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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/03/2011   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.7% in February 2011. The trend fell in Victoria (-2.9%), Queensland (-2.6%), South Australia (-2.1%), Western Australia (-1.8%), Tasmania (-1.7%) and the Northern Territory (-1.4%) while New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory rose (1.0% and 2.1% respectively). In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate of total dwellings approved fell 7.4% with Victoria (-23.1%), Queensland (-11.8%) and Western Australia (-7.4%) recording decreases while South Australia (35.8%) and New South Wales (7.7%) recorded rises.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.4% this month. Of the published states, Queensland (-3.9%), South Australia (-3.4%) and Western Australia (-0.1%) fell while New South Wales rose 1.9% and Victoria remained flat.

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 419
2 755
1 122
541
1 318
180
32
209
7 576
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 560
3 850
1 716
898
1 476
241
91
321
11 153
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
44.2
23.3
26.1
37.3
20.0
48.8
113.3
95.3
29.6
Total dwelling units (%)
56.0
-1.7
4.8
74.7
7.4
77.2
279.2
41.4
17.8

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 476
2 840
1 223
566
1 423
na
na
na
7 993
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 841
4 013
1 913
939
1 599
257
na
na
12 011
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
7.4
-6.9
1.1
4.8
0.4
na
na
na
0.2
Total dwelling units (%)
7.7
-23.1
-11.8
35.8
-7.4
44.6
na
na
-7.4

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 423
2 948
1 266
551
1 413
na
na
na
8 016
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 861
4 720
2 127
805
1 711
223
67
381
12 894
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
1.9
-
-3.9
-3.4
-0.1
na
na
na
-0.4
Total dwelling units (%)
1.0
-2.9
-2.6
-2.1
-1.8
-1.7
-1.4
2.1
-1.7

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



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