Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2007
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NEW OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING APPROVALS
Other residential building refers to a building other than a house primarily used for long-term residential purposes and which contains (or has attached to it) more than one dwelling unit. This includes buildings such as blocks of flats, units and apartments, and semi-detached houses and townhouses.
While they are still the major component of new other residential approvals (contributing 54% of all approvals), in 2005-06 the number of approvals for flats, units and apartments decreased (table 19.6).
In 2005-06 new semi-detached, row or terrace houses and townhouses showed decreases in both one storey (7.6%) and two or more storey (15%) approvals. All types of new flat, unit or apartment building approvals decreased in 2005-06 compared with 2004-05, with four or more storeys decreasing the most (23%). Approvals for new flats, units or apartments with four storeys or more, accounted for 35% of new other residential building approvals in 2005-06, down from 39% in 2004-05.
New residential building work done
Between 2004-05 and 2005-06 the value of total building work done (in volume terms) increased by $291m (less than 1%) to $58,891m (table 19.7). Total new residential building decreased by $1,734m (5.3%), with new residential building for houses decreasing by $385m.
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