8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/03/2008   
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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 rose 1.7% in January and has risen for the last six months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 0.3% in January and has risen for six consecutive months.



VICTORIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC


The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Victoria fell 1.2% in January and has fallen for three months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 0.7% in January and is showing falls for two months.



QUEENSLAND

Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld


The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland fell 2.2% and has fallen for the last four months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 0.9% in January and has fallen for three months.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA


The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia fell 0.2%, in January, following rises for the previous seven months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 1.3% in January and has risen for the last 20 months.



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA


The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Western Australia rose 0.4% in January following a slight fall in December. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 1.0% in January and is now showing falls for the last 23 months.