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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Oct 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/12/2008   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 3.8% in October 2008. The trend fell in states and territories other than the Northern Territory (+3.7%). The largest fall was in Queensland (-7.4%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 2.4% in October. The trend rose in Western Australia (+0.3%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 078
2 485
1 741
799
1 526
208
57
96
7 990
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 813
3 693
2 365
958
1 712
272
81
445
11 339
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-2.8
-5.0
-7.3
1.0
15.9
-6.7
18.8
18.5
-0.9
Total dwelling units (%)
-3.8
5.1
-26.4
-27.3
9.3
-
20.9
181.6
-5.5

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 051
2 347
1 592
770
1 419
na
na
na
7 507
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 831
3 285
2 209
972
1 682
255
na
na
10 730
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-0.9
-6.0
-10.2
2.9
8.9
na
na
na
-2.7
Total dwelling units (%)
7.3
-3.0
-25.9
-16.0
2.9
0.6
na
na
-5.4

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 059
2 439
1 672
764
1 393
na
na
na
7 655
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 846
3 449
2 461
1 040
1 703
262
61
214
11 036
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.8
-1.2
-6.2
-3.3
0.3
na
na
na
-2.4
Total dwelling units (%)
-6.2
-1.2
-7.4
-3.0
-1.8
-1.4
3.7
-4.9
-3.8

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



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