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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/07/2009   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 1.3% in May 2009. The trend rose in states and territories other than South Australia (-0.1%). In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate of total dwelling units approved fell 12.5% with falls in New South Wales (-25.6%), Victoria (-8.9%), Queensland (-13.3%) and South Australia (-17.5%). There was no change in Western Australia and Tasmania rose 26.8%.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 2.4% in May with rises in New South Wales (+3.5%), Victoria (+2.2%), Queensland (+1.9%), South Australia (+0.2%) and Western Australia (+3.0%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 284
2 641
1 671
667
1 519
252
57
196
8 287
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 885
3 236
2 067
868
1 792
326
84
276
10 534
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
25.1
-0.8
12.1
-13.0
30.4
19.4
-13.6
17.4
9.7
Total dwelling units (%)
-8.1
-1.8
-10.6
-14.2
26.8
47.5
-28.8
-17.9
-2.1

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 161
2 686
1 578
666
1 277
na
na
na
7 831
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 643
3 197
2 084
869
1 516
287
na
na
9 953
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-
-1.4
-
-15.5
-0.6
na
na
na
-2.0
Total dwelling units (%)
-25.6
-8.9
-13.3
-17.5
-
26.8
na
na
-12.5

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 146
2 693
1 537
740
1 273
na
na
na
7 839
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 702
3 572
2 142
974
1 544
252
104
287
10 577
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
3.5
2.2
1.9
0.2
3.0
na
na
na
2.4
Total dwelling units (%)
0.5
0.3
2.7
-0.1
1.8
2.2
2.7
10.9
1.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available



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