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


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 0.4% in March 2009. The trend rose in states and territories other than New South Wales (-3.4%), Queensland (-3.1%) and Tasmania (-1.3%), with the largest rise in the Northern Territory (+5.7%). In seasonally adjusted terms the estimate of total dwelling units approved rose 3.5% with the largest rise in Victoria (+15.0%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.3% in March. The trend rose in Victoria (+1.6%) and South Australia (+1.5%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 076
2 657
1 503
763
1 195
210
41
159
7 604
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 558
4 023
2 052
984
1 390
236
120
223
10 586
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
10.9
8.4
14.2
10.1
9.2
37.3
5.1
39.5
11.3
Total dwelling units (%)
-5.6
12.9
23.9
9.1
-9.9
13.5
51.9
22.5
8.2

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 052
2 517
1 459
769
1 146
na
na
na
7 333
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 618
3 958
1 949
1 011
1 397
221
na
na
10 494
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
4.1
1.1
4.6
5.2
-1.9
na
na
na
2.8
Total dwelling units (%)
-7.2
15.0
7.0
4.9
-15.0
-10.3
na
na
3.5

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 002
2 475
1 384
737
1 135
na
na
na
7 098
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 603
3 597
1 767
938
1 442
231
92
181
9 851
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-0.5
1.6
-1.9
1.5
-0.7
na
na
na
0.3
Total dwelling units (%)
-3.4
3.7
-3.1
0.5
1.0
-1.3
5.7
1.4
0.4

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