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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/09/2008   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 0.6% in July 2008. The trend fell in New South Wales (-1.0%), Queensland (-4.1%), Western Australia (-1.3%) and the Northern Territory (-13.8%). The largest increase was in the Australian Capital Territory (+10.5)%.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.2% in July 2008. The trend fell in New South Wales (-3.8%), Victoria (-0.9%) and Queensland (-1.9%) and rose in South Australia (+0.4%) and Western Australia (+0.2%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 279
2 724
2 287
968
1 485
301
23
66
9 133
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 572
4 001
3 008
1 208
2 068
384
29
264
13 534
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
6.1
-2.6
-2.7
11.4
12.5
92.9
-46.5
-63.5
2.4
Total dwelling units (%)
6.0
5.2
-11.2
-0.3
18.9
120.7
-68.1
-41.1
1.9

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 137
2 457
2 127
860
1 424
na
na
na
8 366
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 450
3 784
2 779
1 082
1 880
363
na
na
12 620
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.8
-7.2
-6.6
-2.5
7.0
na
na
na
-3.4
Total dwelling units (%)
-3.6
2.7
-8.6
-10.7
7.2
100.6
na
na
-2.3

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 146
2 552
2 173
877
1 373
na
na
na
8 488
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 489
3 602
2 999
1 172
1 832
280
50
283
12 708
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-3.8
-0.9
-1.9
0.4
0.2
na
na
na
-1.2
Total dwelling units (%)
-1.0
1.8
-4.1
0.4
-1.3
4.1
-13.8
10.5
-0.6

na not available



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