8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/06/2008   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED


STATE TRENDS


NEW SOUTH WALES

Graph: Dwelling units approved - NSW

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in New South Wales fell 0.8% in April and has fallen for four months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses was flat in April following rises for nine consecutive months.


VICTORIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Victoria fell 1.2% in April and has fallen for six months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 0.3% in April and has risen for 14 months.


QUEENSLAND
Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland fell 0.1% in April and has fallen for the last six months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 1.6% in April and has fallen for six months.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia fell 0.4% in April and has fallen for four months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 1.5% in April and has now fallen for three months.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Western Australia fell 0.2% in April and has fallen for five months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 1.6% in April and has fallen for the last 25 months.