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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/07/2011   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.2% in May 2011. The trend fell in New South Wales (-3.4%), Victoria (-1.9%), Western Australia (-1.9%), the Northern Territory (-0.9%) and Queensland (-0.5%) while the Australian Capital Territory (8.9%), Tasmania (2.7%) and South Australia (2.1%) all rose. In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate of total dwellings approved fell 7.9% with Victoria (-18.5%), New South Wales (-15.6%) and Tasmania (-0.4%) recording decreases while South Australia (5.7%), Western Australia (3.0%) and Queensland (1.2%) recorded rises.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.7% this month. Of the published states Western Australia (-2.2%), Queensland (-0.5%), New South Wales (-0.3%) and Victoria (-0.3%) fell while South Australia (1.2%) rose.

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 526
2 986
1 362
659
1 408
181
36
103
8 261
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 351
4 176
2 268
1 072
1 899
286
83
633
12 768
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
32.1
21.2
15.6
27.2
23.4
19.9
38.5
-20.8
22.1
Total dwelling units (%)
-0.4
-8.8
12.1
38.0
37.5
37.5
45.6
37.3
7.8

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 394
2 939
1 302
616
1 249
na
na
na
7 814
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 224
4 248
2 232
953
1 651
259
na
na
12 290
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
3.0
5.2
-1.4
1.5
-8.2
na
na
na
0.7
Total dwelling units (%)
-15.6
-18.5
1.2
5.7
3.0
-0.4
na
na
-7.9

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 404
2 874
1 267
604
1 294
na
na
na
7 798
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 540
4 661
2 028
923
1 635
268
71
512
12 638
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-0.3
-0.3
-0.5
1.2
-2.2
na
na
na
-0.7
Total dwelling units (%)
-3.4
-1.9
-0.5
2.1
-1.9
2.7
-0.9
8.9
-1.2

na not available



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