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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/05/2010   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved rose 1.5% in March 2010. The largest rise was in New South Wales (+3.5%) and the greatest fall was in the Northern Territory (-17.2%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.2% this month. The largest rise was in South Australia (+1.5%) while New South Wales fell (-1.4%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 549
3 583
2 155
859
1 604
189
47
285
10 271
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 374
5 621
3 039
1 286
2 264
281
64
397
16 326
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
29.1
5.5
17.0
25.2
-5.6
-8.3
56.7
137.5
11.9
Total dwelling units (%)
23.0
21.4
17.3
41.9
5.2
17.1
30.6
36.0
20.0

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 466
3 372
1 980
810
1 673
na
na
na
9 779
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 814
5 288
2 850
1 227
2 525
264
na
na
16 383
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
15.0
-3.3
-0.6
11.3
-8.1
na
na
na
0.5
Total dwelling units (%)
43.5
13.3
-1.9
24.4
8.2
-5.0
na
na
15.3

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 397
3 444
2 005
772
1 736
na
na
na
9 796
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 334
5 105
2 919
1 155
2 360
263
74
305
15 514
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.4
0.1
0.3
1.5
1.0
na
na
na
0.2
Total dwelling units (%)
3.5
0.7
0.3
2.9
3.1
-2.5
-17.2
-1.3
1.5

na not available



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