8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/04/2009   
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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 4.3% in February 2009 and has fallen for 14 months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 2.7% and has fallen for 13 months.


VICTORIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Victoria rose 1.1% in February, the first rise in seven months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 0.4% and has now risen for two months.


QUEENSLAND
Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland fell 7.7% in February and has fallen for 16 months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 3.3% and has fallen for 16 months.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia fell 1.4% in February and has fallen for eight months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 0.1%, the first rise since April 2008.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Western Australia rose 0.3% in February, the first rise in 14 months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 1.8% and has fallen for seven months.