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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/10/2007   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 0.3% in August 2007. The trend rose in Victoria (+2.5%), Queensland (+0.5%), South Australia (+0.3%), and the Northern Territory (+0.9%) but fell in New South Wales (-0.9%), Western Australia (-2.0%), Tasmania (-3.4%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.8%).


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.2% in August 2007. The trend rose in Victoria (+2.0%), Queensland (+0.3%) and South Australia (+1.4%) but fell in New South Wales (-0.5%) and Western Australia (-2.9%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 468
2 807
3 069
823
1 362
178
53
74
9 834
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 507
3 849
4 186
1 001
1 873
217
122
123
13 878
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
6.4
0.8
20.9
1.1
-6.0
8.5
1.9
-36.8
5.7
Total dwelling units (%)
-0.4
5.7
11.0
-2.1
3.4
9.6
17.3
-65.8
3.4

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 271
2 552
2 602
745
1 299
na
na
na
8 748
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 385
3 616
3 688
902
1 726
201
na
na
12 751
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
2.0
-0.2
9.2
1.0
-8.7
na
na
na
0.9
Total dwelling units (%)
0.5
-1.2
0.2
0.8
0.6
2.0
na
na
-1.7

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 245
2 509
2 505
740
1 381
na
na
na
8 685
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 352
3 493
3 655
899
1 839
200
110
244
12 790
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-0.5
2.0
0.3
1.4
-2.9
na
na
na
0.2
Total dwelling units (%)
-0.9
2.5
0.5
0.3
-2.0
-3.4
0.9
-0.8
0.3

na not available


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