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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/07/2010   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved fell 2.0% in May 2010. Only South Australia (2.4%) and the Australian Capital Territory (3.8%) rose.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.7% this month. The trend fell in New South Wales (-1.0%), Victoria (-1.5%), Queensland (-2.6%), South Australia (-0.7%) and Western Australia (-2.0%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 403
3 167
1 752
726
1 674
187
47
148
9 104
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 993
4 437
2 537
1 370
2 023
215
86
377
14 038
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
11.4
18.4
6.8
8.5
19.9
16.1
-24.2
-10.8
13.4
Total dwelling units (%)
13.5
7.5
-2.3
47.0
7.5
-4.4
-41.9
-31.2
7.2

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 359
3 180
1 693
713
1 512
na
na
na
8 835
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 615
4 385
2 648
1 298
1 790
202
na
na
13 412
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.2
14.5
-8.2
-0.3
-3.6
na
na
na
1.7
Total dwelling units (%)
-9.8
-3.0
-8.6
30.6
-13.9
-24.8
na
na
-6.6

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 371
3 099
1 797
741
1 584
na
na
na
8 994
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 925
4 603
2 786
1 182
2 084
235
91
365
14 270
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.0
-1.5
-2.6
-0.7
-2.0
na
na
na
-1.7
Total dwelling units (%)
-2.9
-2.9
-1.7
2.4
-2.7
-3.2
-1.2
3.8
-2.0

na not available



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