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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/05/2007   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 1.0% in March 2007. The trend rose in Victoria (+0.5%), South Australia (+0.1%), Tasmania (+0.4%) and the Australian Capital Territory (+10.7%) but fell in New South Wales (-1.3%), Queensland (-1.7%), Western Australia (-3.1%) and the Northern Territory (-5.3%).


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.8% in March 2007. The trend rose in New South Wales (+0.4%) and Victoria (+0.5%) but fell in Queensland (-2.2%), South Australia (-0.3%) and Western Australia (-1.9%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 313
2 455
2 248
648
1 623
209
58
88
8 642
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 352
3 056
3 027
809
1 900
251
111
280
11 786
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
10.2
7.8
-2.4
1.1
22.7
21.5
-
17.3
7.5
Total dwelling units (%)
-12.0
-9.0
-6.5
-24.8
18.4
25.5
-43.7
70.7
-5.8

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 332
2 288
2 198
651
1 598
na
na
na
8 422
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 447
2 914
2 978
834
1 933
254
na
na
11 752
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
4.4
-1.9
-6.5
-5.0
11.7
na
na
na
0.1
Total dwelling units (%)
-8.1
-14.6
-18.9
-29.5
12.1
5.8
na
na
-11.4

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 291
2 271
2 278
672
1 479
na
na
na
8 333
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 498
3 050
3 350
893
1 846
241
89
197
12 162
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.4
0.5
-2.2
-0.3
-1.9
na
na
na
-0.8
Total dwelling units (%)
-1.3
0.5
-1.7
0.1
-3.1
0.4
-5.3
10.7
-1.0

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


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