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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/05/2011   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.0% in March 2011. The trend fell in Queensland (-6.1%), Victoria (-0.9%) and Western Australia (-0.4%) while the Northern Territory (+3.2%), Tasmania (+2.1%), South Australia (+1.8%), New South Wales (+0.7%) and the Australian Capital Territory (+0.3%) all rose. In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate of total dwellings approved rose 9.1% with Victoria (+26.8%), New South Wales (+8.5%), Tasmania (+5.8%) and Western Australia (+3.4%) recording rises while South Australia (-22.5%) and Queensland (-15.0%) showed decreases.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.4% this month. Of the published states, Queensland (-3.0%), South Australia (-1.4%), Western Australia (-0.4%) and Victoria (-0.2%) fell while New South Wales rose 1.0%.

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 505
3 186
1 382
636
1 346
230
31
184
8 500
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 168
5 564
1 763
831
1 812
293
59
645
14 135
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
4.7
14.1
23.2
10.6
-0.6
23.0
-3.1
-11.5
10.3
Total dwelling units (%)
20.5
40.0
-1.3
-15.5
10.4
18.1
-35.2
101.6
21.1

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 415
2 974
1 317
582
1 302
na
na
na
8 016
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 158
5 234
1 674
802
1 784
280
na
na
13 627
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-5.6
3.7
8.2
-2.1
-8.4
na
na
na
-0.8
Total dwelling units (%)
8.5
26.8
-15.0
-22.5
3.4
5.8
na
na
9.1

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 433
2 963
1 247
561
1 374
na
na
na
8 016
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 998
4 886
1 929
851
1 762
249
70
386
13 130
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
1.0
-0.2
-3.0
-1.4
-0.4
na
na
na
-0.4
Total dwelling units (%)
0.7
-0.9
-6.1
1.8
-0.4
2.1
3.2
0.3
-1.0

na not available



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