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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/10/2007   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 1.3% in September 2007. The trend rose in New South Wales (+0.1%), Victoria (+4.4%), Queensland (+1.0%) and South Australia (+3.0%) but fell in Western Australia (-0.9%), Tasmania (-1.9%), Northern Territory (-3.8%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-11.6%).


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.7% in September 2007. The trend rose in Victoria (+1.7%), Queensland (+1.7%) and South Australia (+1.8%) but fell in New South Wales (-1.0%) and Western Australia (-1.5%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 153
2 419
2 655
765
1 567
197
35
74
8 865
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 563
3 712
3 533
1 205
1 997
220
96
100
13 426
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-22.0
-13.8
-13.7
-7.0
14.6
10.7
-34.0
-
-10.1
Total dwelling units (%)
1.8
-3.6
-15.8
20.4
6.6
1.4
-21.3
-18.7
-3.4

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 186
2 540
2 742
775
1 490
na
na
na
9 041
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 435
3 844
3 714
1 246
2 047
215
na
na
13 710
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-8.0
-0.3
4.0
4.0
13.1
na
na
na
2.5
Total dwelling units (%)
0.5
5.8
0.8
37.7
17.2
5.4
na
na
6.8

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 222
2 559
2 626
764
1 402
na
na
na
8 876
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 400
3 768
3 720
971
1 887
202
101
183
13 234
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.0
1.7
1.7
1.8
-1.5
na
na
na
0.7
Total dwelling units (%)
0.1
4.4
1.0
3.0
-0.9
-1.9
-3.8
-11.6
1.3

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


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