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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/11/2008   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 2.0% in September 2008. The trend fell in states and territories other than Victoria (+0.1%) and Tasmania (+1.8%). The largest fall was in New South Wales (-6.9%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.7% in September. The trend fell in New South Wales (-2.2%), Victoria (-0.6%), Queensland (-3.9%), South Australia (-1.8%) and Western Australia (-0.3%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 098
2 638
1 875
793
1 312
223
48
81
8 068
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 727
3 457
3 203
1 165
1 558
272
53
158
11 593
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-12.2
-3.7
0.6
4.8
-9.7
4.2
-11.1
-1.2
-4.1
Total dwelling units (%)
-17.1
-1.8
5.7
17.4
-24.9
9.2
-20.9
-3.7
-4.8

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 051
2 531
1 826
747
1 281
na
na
na
7 774
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 594
3 366
3 063
1 070
1 619
251
na
na
11 167
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-9.6
-3.6
2.0
-6.9
-10.2
na
na
na
-4.7
Total dwelling units (%)
-26.4
-3.7
3.0
3.9
-13.8
-2.3
na
na
-7.2

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 079
2 538
1 862
801
1 366
na
na
na
8 000
Total dwelling units (no.)
1 945
3 555
2 884
1 077
1 749
277
48
218
11 752
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-2.2
-0.6
-3.9
-1.8
-0.3
na
na
na
-1.7
Total dwelling units (%)
-6.9
0.1
-1.6
-1.4
-1.8
1.8
-2.0
-4.0
-2.0

na not available



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