8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2009 Quality Declaration 
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATE TRENDS


NEW SOUTH WALES

Graph: Dwelling units approved - NSW

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in New South Wales fell 0.2% in April 2009 and has fallen for 16 months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 2.2% and is now showing rises for three months.


VICTORIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Victoria rose 3.2% in April and has risen for five months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 2.7% and has risen for five months.


QUEENSLAND
Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland rose 2.0% in April, the first rise for 18 months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 0.8%, the first rise for 18 months.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia rose 4.1% in April and is showing increases for four months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 2.8% and has risen for four months.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Western Australia rose 0.8% in April and has now risen for three months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 0.5% and is now showing rises for two months.