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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/04/2009   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 2.0% in February 2009. The trend fell in states and territories other than Victoria (+1.1%), Western Australia (+0.3%) and Tasmania (+1.5%), with the largest fall in Queensland (-7.7%). In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate of total dwelling units approved rose 7.8% with large increases in New South Wales (+18.6%) and Western Australia (+19.9%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.2% in February. The trend fell in published states other then Victoria (+0.4%) and South Australia (+0.1%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
952
2 450
1 315
688
1 094
153
39
114
6 805
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 633
3 545
1 655
897
1 542
208
79
182
9 741
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
21.0
40.6
25.0
18.6
18.4
-5.0
18.2
62.9
27.2
Total dwelling units (%)
38.3
45.9
14.1
24.4
44.0
-10.7
102.6
78.4
34.8

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
990
2 480
1 385
721
1 175
na
na
na
7 091
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 752
3 388
1 799
951
1 644
247
na
na
10 050
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.8
1.8
-1.8
-2.6
-
na
na
na
0.1
Total dwelling units (%)
18.6
5.3
-5.9
4.0
19.9
2.0
na
na
7.8

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
972
2 391
1 379
703
1 141
na
na
na
6 923
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 664
3 223
1 726
896
1 430
240
75
160
9 414
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-2.7
0.4
-3.3
0.1
-1.8
na
na
na
-1.2
Total dwelling units (%)
-4.3
1.1
-7.7
-1.4
0.3
1.5
-4.7
-1.1
-2.0

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



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