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


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.5% in January 2011. The trend fell in Queensland (-3.0%), South Australia (-6.5%), Tasmania (-7.7%) and the Northern Territory (-13.6%) while the other states and territories all increased. In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate of total dwellings approved fell 15.9% with all published states and territories recording falls. Tasmania (-34.9%), Queensland (-29.9%) and South Australia (-20.9%) recorded the largest decreases.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.6% this month. Of the published states, South Australia (-4.3%) and Queensland (-3.4%) experienced falls while New South Wales (0.8%), Western Australia (0.8%) and Victoria (0.2%) rose.

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
976
2 235
873
396
1 096
106
15
107
5 804
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 604
3 917
1 179
516
1 372
119
24
227
8 958
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-20.5
-14.4
-30.9
-23.8
-14.5
-43.0
-60.5
1.9
-19.8
Total dwelling units (%)
-49.4
-24.2
-43.0
-38.4
-19.2
-53.5
-91.7
-47.0
-35.6

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 341
3 089
1 183
545
1 413
na
na
na
7 933
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 528
5 273
1 609
693
1 733
157
na
na
12 342
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
1.8
2.5
-20.0
-3.6
0.2
na
na
na
-2.4
Total dwelling units (%)
-12.1
-9.5
-29.9
-20.9
-4.6
-34.9
na
na
-15.9

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 340
3 007
1 342
569
1 406
na
na
na
8 021
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 655
5 275
2 010
763
1 805
201
55
379
13 141
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.8
0.2
-3.4
-4.3
0.8
na
na
na
-0.6
Total dwelling units (%)
0.7
0.5
-3.0
-6.5
0.4
-7.7
-13.6
5.1
-0.5

na not available



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