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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Nov 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/01/2009   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 4.2% in November 2008. The trend fell in states and territories other than the Northern Territory (+15.0%), with the largest fall in the Australian Capital Territory (-8.4%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 3.3% in November. The trend fell in all published states, with the largest fall in Western Australia (-4.9%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
994
2 240
1 564
704
1 060
187
60
97
6 906
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 048
2 811
1 908
933
1 280
233
118
172
9 503
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-11.6
-9.9
-16.7
-12.4
-32.4
-11.4
5.3
1.0
-16.0
Total dwelling units (%)
-2.3
-23.9
-24.3
-3.1
-27.0
-15.3
45.7
-61.3
-19.7

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 028
2 214
1 596
701
961
na
na
na
6 829
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 087
2 876
1 971
936
1 192
243
na
na
9 581
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-4.1
-3.4
-4.4
-7.5
-33.4
na
na
na
-9.7
Total dwelling units (%)
2.3
-10.2
-15.9
-1.3
-29.5
-4.6
na
na
-12.8

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 046
2 298
1 606
712
1 204
na
na
na
7 196
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 940
3 110
2 307
972
1 454
253
90
181
10 307
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.6
-2.5
-4.7
-3.9
-4.9
na
na
na
-3.3
Total dwelling units (%)
-2.9
-4.4
-4.2
-3.9
-6.4
-1.4
15.0
-8.4
-4.2

na not available



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