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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/03/2009   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 4.3% in January 2009. The trend fell in states and territories other than the Northern Territory (+1.5%), with the largest fall in Queensland (-7.8%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 2.0% in January. The trend fell in all published states, with the largest falls in Queensland (-3.7%) and Western Australia (-3.4%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
782
1 744
1 052
580
925
153
33
70
5 339
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 178
2 507
1 450
721
1 071
225
39
102
7 293
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-12.2
-12.8
-19.2
-9.2
-14.5
-9.5
-15.4
-33.3
-14.3
Total dwelling units (%)
-35.1
-9.0
-18.0
-16.9
-19.5
5.6
-18.8
-7.3
-18.1

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
971
2 411
1 418
741
1 170
na
na
na
7 042
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 476
3 241
1 908
912
1 349
237
na
na
9 312
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-0.6
4.2
-5.1
14.5
-2.6
na
na
na
1.1
Total dwelling units (%)
-19.1
1.2
-3.6
6.1
-4.3
4.3
na
na
-3.7

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
978
2 327
1 441
689
1 149
na
na
na
6 912
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 696
3 085
1 873
882
1 316
227
80
144
9 303
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-2.4
-0.5
-3.7
-1.3
-3.4
na
na
na
-2.0
Total dwelling units (%)
-4.8
-1.7
-7.8
-3.3
-5.1
-5.0
1.5
-6.9
-4.3

na not available



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