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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/09/2008   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 1.1% in August 2008. The trend fell in New South Wales (-2.4%), Queensland (-4.0%), South Australia (-1.3%) and the Northern Territory (-16.7%). The largest increase was in Tasmania (+2.6%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.1% in August 2008. The trend fell in New South Wales (-1.9%), Victoria (-0.4%), Queensland (-3.6%) and South Australia (-0.4%) and rose in Western Australia (+1.5%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 279
2 738
1 864
800
1 452
214
54
82
8 483
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 080
3 520
2 939
1 031
2 073
249
67
164
12 123
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.6
0.9
-19.1
-19.3
-2.6
-28.9
134.8
24.2
-7.4
Total dwelling units (%)
-18.9
-12.7
-2.9
-16.2
-
-35.2
131.0
-37.9
-10.9

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 195
2 640
1 796
845
1 464
na
na
na
8 303
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 205
3 520
2 879
1 060
1 935
260
na
na
12 095
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
4.4
6.8
-13.8
-2.2
1.6
na
na
na
-0.8
Total dwelling units (%)
-8.5
-7.9
6.2
-1.9
2.3
-28.2
na
na
-3.7

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 143
2 571
1 984
867
1 428
na
na
na
8 357
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 327
3 640
2 844
1 117
1 877
280
45
255
12 385
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.9
-0.4
-3.6
-0.4
1.5
na
na
na
-1.1
Total dwelling units (%)
-2.4
1.4
-4.0
-1.3
0.2
2.6
-16.7
2.0
-1.1

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



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