8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/07/2008   
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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 3.2% in May and has fallen for five months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 1.6% in May and is now showing falls for four months.


VICTORIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Victoria fell 1.1% in May and has fallen for seven months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 0.1% in May and is now showing falls for two months.


QUEENSLAND
Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland fell 0.8% in May and has fallen for the last seven months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 1.6% in May and has fallen for seven months.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia rose 2.0% in May and is now showing rises for four months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 0.5% in May and is now showing rises for 23 months.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Western Australia fell 2.4% in May and has fallen for five months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 0.1% in May and has fallen for the last 26 months.