8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/05/2009   
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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 3.4% in March 2009 and has fallen for 15 months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 0.5% and has fallen for 15 months.


VICTORIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Victoria rose 3.7% in March and has risen for four months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 1.6% and has risen for four months.


QUEENSLAND
Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland fell 3.1% in March and has fallen for 17 months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 1.9% and has fallen for 17 months.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia rose 0.5% in March and is now showing increases for two months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 1.5% and has risen for three months.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Western Australia rose 1.0% in March, the first rise since December 2007. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 0.7% and has fallen for nine months.