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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jun 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/07/2008   
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SUMMARY OF 2007-08 BUILDING APPROVALS


DWELLING UNITS APPROVED

The total number of dwelling units approved in 2007-08 was 158,938, an increase of 3.6% from the previous year. Nationally, the number of house approvals rose 2.8% from the previous year while other dwellings rose 5.4%. The estimate for the total of number dwelling units approved rose in Victoria (+12.8%), Queensland (+5.1%), South Australia (+20.3%) and the Australian Capital Territory (+4.1%) rose while New South Wales (-3.0%), Western Australia (-9.9%), Tasmania (-0.3%) and the Northern Territory (-21.4%) fell.

Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory had rises in both houses and other dwellings while New South Wales, Western Australia and the Northern Territory had falls in both houses and other dwellings.

HOUSES
OTHER DWELLINGS
TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
no.
% change
no.
% change
no.
% change

NSW
15 751
-1.3
14 721
-4.7
30 472
-3.0
Vic.
31 635
9.6
11 182
23.2
42 817
12.8
Qld
30 062
4.6
13 578
6.4
43 640
5.1
SA
10 343
20.3
2 654
20.1
12 997
20.3
WA
17 105
-12.6
5 487
-0.4
22 592
-9.9
Tas.
2 540
-
391
-2.0
2 931
-0.3
NT
590
-23.0
560
-19.8
1 150
-21.4
ACT
1 284
1.6
1 055
7.4
2 339
4.1
Aust.
109 310
2.8
49 628
5.4
158 938
3.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED

The value of total building approved in 2007-08 was $76,597.5m, a rise of 13.1% from the previous year with both residential and non-residential building approvals showing strong rises.

States and territories other than New South Wales (-0.9%) and the Northern Territory (-9.4%) showed rises in the estimate for the value of Total Residential Building. The Australian Capital Territory (-18.2%) was the only state or territory to show a fall in the estimate of the value for Total Non-residential Building.

Total residential building
Total non-residential building
Total building
$m
% change
$m
% change
$m
% change

NSW
9 068.5
-0.9
8 143.7
7.0
17 212.2
2.7
Vic.
11 666.3
17.1
9 274.9
17.8
20 941.2
17.4
Qld
12 125.3
15.3
7 450.4
10.2
19 575.7
13.3
SA
2 593.2
25.6
1 557.3
30.1
4 150.5
27.3
WA
6 676.8
3.3
4 516.3
63.7
11 193.1
21.4
Tas.
690.1
8.6
504.7
26.6
1 194.8
15.6
NT
426.9
-9.4
484.4
82.9
911.3
23.8
ACT
565.5
0.2
853.3
-18.2
1 418.8
-11.7
Aust.
43 812.5
10.0
32 784.9
17.5
76 597.5
13.1




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