8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/05/2009   
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DWELLINGS APPROVED


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units approved rose 0.4% in March, the first rise since November 2007.

In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate rose 3.5% to 10,494 dwellings, the highest estimate since October 2008.

Graph: Total dwelling units approved


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES

The trend estimate for the number of private sector house approvals rose 0.3%, the first rise since November 2007.

In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate rose 2.8% to 7,333 houses, the highest estimate since October 2008.

Graph: Private sector houses approved


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLINGS

The trend estimate for the number of private sector other dwellings approved rose 0.7%, the first rise since June 2008.

In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate rose 2.8% to 2,840 dwellings, the highest estimate since October 2008.

Graph: Private sector other dwellings approved