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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/04/2007   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 0.6% in February 2007. The trend rose in Victoria (+1.5%), Queensland (+3.5%) and South Australia (+2.1%) and fell in New South Wales (-0.7%), Western Australia (-4.0%), Tasmania (-0.4%), the Northern Territory (-8.5%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-2.9%).


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.4% in February 2007. The trend fell in New South Wales (-0.4%), Victoria (-2.1%) and Western Australia (-3.9%), was flat in Queensland and rose in South Australia (+0.8%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 192
2 277
2 264
642
1 323
172
58
75
8 003
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 658
3 360
3 327
1 077
1 608
200
197
164
12 591
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
12.1
28.2
16.3
20.0
5.2
-9.9
34.9
5.6
16.3
Total dwelling units (%)
23.2
57.6
9.8
44.6
-2.7
-7.0
114.1
113.0
24.7

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 248
2 299
2 356
683
1 402
na
na
na
8 324
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 621
3 437
3 868
1 194
1 702
234
na
na
13 418
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.0
-0.3
1.8
1.1
0.1
na
na
na
-0.3
Total dwelling units (%)
0.1
29.1
7.5
34.8
-10.4
-1.7
na
na
10.6

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 248
2 210
2 379
685
1 454
na
na
na
8 318
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 543
3 072
3 682
929
1 873
233
86
134
12 553
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-0.4
-2.1
-
0.8
-3.9
na
na
na
-1.4
Total dwelling units (%)
-0.7
1.5
3.5
2.1
-4.0
-0.4
-8.5
-2.9
0.6

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


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