8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Oct 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/12/2007   
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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 1.2% in October and is now showing falls for the last 14 months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 0.7% in October and is now showing rises for two months.



VICTORIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC


The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Victoria rose 3.1% in October and has risen for the last nine months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 2.0% in October and has risen for the last eight months.



QUEENSLAND

Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld


The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland rose 1.5% and has been rising for the last 21 months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 1.6% in October and is showing rises for 24 months.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA


The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia rose 2.2% in October and has risen for the last six months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 1.7% in October and has risen for the last 16 months.



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA


The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Western Australia fell 0.7% in October and has fallen for the last four months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 0.3% in October and has fallen for the last 20 months.