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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, December 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/02/2013   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec 12
Nov 12 to Dec 12
Dec 11 to Dec 12
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
13 005
0.5
12.7
Private sector houses
7 392
-0.5
-0.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 368
1.8
37.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 767
-4.4
9.3
Private sector houses
7 213
-3.3
-3.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 347
-5.4
31.7


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.5% in December and has risen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 4.4% in December following a rise of 3.4% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.5% in December and has fallen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 3.3% in December and has fallen for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 1.8% in December and has risen for 3 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 5.4% in December following a rise of 11.5% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.9% in December after falling for five months. The value of residential building rose 0.1% following a fall of 0.2% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 2.3% after falling for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 1.9% in December and has fallen for three months. The value of residential building fell 3.0% following a rise of 3.7% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 0.1% following a fall of 10.0% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2013 4 March 2013
February 2013 4 April 2013
March 2013 2 May 2013
April 2013 30 May 2013
May 2013 4 July 2013
June 2013 30 July 2013



DATA NOTES

A number of time series spreadsheets contain 'np' (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:

2011-12
2012-13
TOTAL

NSW
147
48
195
Vic.
-
93
93
Qld
81
2
83
SA
-
-
-
WA
-70
24
-46
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
158
167
325




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