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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/08/2010   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 2.5% in July 2010. The trend fell in New South Wales (-2.4%), Queensland (-6.7%), South Australia (-1.8%) and Western Australia (-7.2%). In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate of total dwelling units rose 2.3% with rises in New South Wales (+9.7%), Victoria (+12.1%), South Australia (+8.3%) and Tasmania (+4.4%) offsetting falls in the other states and territories.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.7% this month. The largest falls were in Queensland (-4.0%) and Western Australia (-3.2%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 348
3 480
1 673
769
1 383
188
46
179
9 066
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 118
5 872
2 163
1 141
1 781
298
233
356
14 962
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-11.1
6.3
1.4
10.2
-18.9
-16.1
-13.2
-15.2
-2.9
Total dwelling units (%)
17.6
21.7
-25.0
14.8
-10.2
6.4
28.7
-27.0
4.7

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 306
3 239
1 597
707
1 362
na
na
na
8 624
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 834
5 124
2 094
1 063
1 758
276
na
na
13 732
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-5.3
6.9
3.2
4.8
-14.4
na
na
na
-0.1
Total dwelling units (%)
9.7
12.1
-18.3
8.3
-4.9
4.4
na
na
2.3

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 351
3 071
1 575
691
1 453
na
na
na
8 548
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 719
4 784
2 468
1 079
1 747
258
152
400
13 608
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-0.5
-0.6
-4.0
-1.8
-3.2
na
na
na
-1.7
Total dwelling units (%)
-2.4
0.5
-6.7
-1.8
-7.2
2.0
13.3
2.0
-2.5

na not available



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