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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2006  
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 1.1% in December 2006. The trend fell in states and territories other than Queensland (+0.5%), South Australia (+0.5%) and the Northern Territory (+0.9%) and was flat in Western Australia.


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.7% in December 2006. The trend rose in Queensland (+1.5%), South Australia (+0.4%) and Western Australia (+0.2%) but fell in New South Wales (-1.8%) and Victoria (-2.6%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 135
1 672
2 012
598
1 472
186
31
52
7 158
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 182
2 464
2 862
836
2 018
201
106
84
10 753
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-12.8
-37.1
-20.5
-27.4
-22.3
-32.4
-41.5
-65.1
-26.1
Total dwelling units (%)
-11.1
-27.5
-14.4
-20.0
-17.3
-30.7
-3.6
-65.7
-19.3

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 301
2 187
2 484
642
1 690
na
na
na
8 573
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 413
3 135
3 413
855
2 183
199
na
na
12 395
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
6.2
-5.2
3.9
-14.3
0.9
na
na
na
-2.3
Total dwelling units (%)
-1.5
-1.4
9.4
-12.1
-5.3
-25.2
na
na
-1.9

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 277
2 307
2 439
672
1 691
na
na
na
8 738
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 502
3 068
3 284
873
2 182
231
108
139
12 389
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.8
-2.6
1.5
0.4
0.2
na
na
na
-0.7
Total dwelling units (%)
-3.3
-1.9
0.5
0.5
-
-2.1
0.9
-12.0
-1.1

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


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