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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/03/2008   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 0.6% in January 2008. The trend rose in New South Wales (+1.7%), Western Australia (+0.4%) and Tasmania (+2.8%). The trend fell in Victoria (-1.2%), Queensland (-2.2%), South Australia (-0.2%), the Northern Territory (-20.0%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-0.6%).


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.4% in January 2008. The trend fell in Victoria (-0.7%), Queensland (-0.9%) and Western Australia (-1.0%) but rose in New South Wales (+0.3%) and South Australia (+1.3%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 115
1 883
2 108
692
1 182
203
20
68
7 271
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 165
2 795
2 771
849
1 612
235
34
117
10 578
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
8.4
-12.9
5.9
-12.6
4.7
4.1
-25.9
-2.9
-1.7
Total dwelling units (%)
-11.1
-2.8
-6.0
-8.1
-11.4
-13.9
-55.3
6.4
-7.7

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 341
2 488
2 613
855
1 375
na
na
na
9 034
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 682
3 693
3 408
1 014
1 912
259
na
na
13 166
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
10.5
-8.1
7.3
-0.6
9.0
na
na
na
2.7
Total dwelling units (%)
6.6
3.9
-3.9
3.8
2.6
-2.6
na
na
1.9

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 332
2 585
2 577
864
1 372
na
na
na
9 081
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 812
3 596
3 546
1 073
1 948
260
48
179
13 463
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.3
-0.7
-0.9
1.3
-1.0
na
na
na
-0.4
Total dwelling units (%)
1.7
-1.2
-2.2
-0.2
0.4
2.8
-20.0
-0.6
-0.6

na not available


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