8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2010 Quality Declaration 
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved rose 1.9% in January 2010. The trend rose in states and territories other than Tasmania (-1.6%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-4.1%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.6% this month. The largest rise was in Western Australia (+1.2%) while New South Wales (-0.2%) fell.

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 021
2 353
1 374
540
1 333
175
22
79
6 897
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 332
3 254
1 940
903
1 635
203
51
136
10 454
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-25.3
-15.8
-13.0
-25.7
-12.5
-30.3
-71.8
-49.0
-18.6
Total dwelling units (%)
-13.4
-30.0
-22.2
-7.6
-16.1
-36.8
-72.6
-58.8
-23.1

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 374
3 436
1 963
770
1 699
na
na
na
9 630
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 979
4 553
2 682
1 228
2 102
241
na
na
14 045
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-7.5
4.9
0.7
4.6
4.2
na
na
na
0.3
Total dwelling units (%)
3.5
-15.9
-7.4
22.2
2.9
-27.0
na
na
-7.0

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 476
3 379
1 993
748
1 658
na
na
na
9 705
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 004
4 901
2 838
1 102
2 114
287
130
299
14 675
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-0.2
0.9
1.1
0.2
1.2
na
na
na
0.6
Total dwelling units (%)
2.8
2.2
1.6
3.5
1.0
-1.6
1.2
-4.1
1.9

na not available