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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/07/2008   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 1.4% in May 2008. The trend fell in states and territories other than South Australia (+2.0%) and Tasmania (+0.8%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.6% in May 2008. The trend fell in New South Wales (-1.6%), Victoria (-0.1%), Queensland (-1.6%) and Western Australia (-0.1%) but rose in South Australia (+0.5%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 329
2 608
2 295
999
1 620
263
33
78
9 225
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 876
3 605
3 080
1 294
1 944
300
45
108
13 252
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
1.9
-7.8
-3.2
22.0
18.9
5.6
-10.8
-50.3
1.1
Total dwelling units (%)
14.6
7.8
-21.0
16.8
0.1
10.3
-32.8
-46.8
-0.7

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 225
2 550
2 268
923
1 408
na
na
na
8 729
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 556
3 297
3 205
1 211
1 735
281
na
na
12 438
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-7.0
-3.0
-4.0
10.6
11.7
na
na
na
-1.2
Total dwelling units (%)
1.1
2.8
-21.8
7.8
-3.7
1.4
na
na
-6.5

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 293
2 626
2 271
872
1 346
na
na
na
8 781
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 481
3 308
3 418
1 135
1 816
267
73
138
12 636
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.6
-0.1
-1.6
0.5
-0.1
na
na
na
-0.6
Total dwelling units (%)
-3.2
-1.1
-0.8
2.0
-2.4
0.8
-6.4
-7.4
-1.4

na not available



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