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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/04/2007   
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Note: The PDF file has been reissued on 3rd April 2007.

Building Approvals, Australia, February 2007 has been reissued because Tables 20 and 21 contained January 2007 data. This change effects the hardcopy publication and not the electronic data.


FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb 07
Jan 07 to Feb 07
Feb 06 to Feb 07
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 553
0.6
2.0
Private sector houses
8 318
-1.4
-3.2
Private sector other dwellings
3 798
4.6
10.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 418
10.6
10.0
Private sector houses
8 324
-0.3
-5.1
Private sector other dwellings
4 552
31.5
40.2

Dwelling units approved, Total number
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved, Total number
Graph: Private sector houses approved



FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

  • The trend estimate for total dwelling approvals rose 0.6% in February 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 10.6%, to 13,418, in February 2007.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector house approvals fell 1.4% in February 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.3%, to 8,324, in February 2007.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 4.6% in February 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 31.5%, to 4,552, in February 2007.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved rose 1.1% in February 2007. The value of new residential building rose 0.4% and the value of alterations and additions fell 0.9%. The trend for the value of non-residential building approved rose 2.4% in February 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 4.8%, to $5,642.3m, in February 2007. The value of new residential building approved rose 5.7%, to $2,909.6m. The value of alterations and additions rose 1.8%, to $463.3m. The value of non-residential building fell 16.6%, to $2,269.5m following a revised increase of 19.6% in January 2007.


NOTES

CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to Total Dwellings in this issue are:

2005-06
2006-07
Total

NSW
2
29
31
Vic.
-
3
3
Qld
-
5
5
SA
-
1
1
WA
-
8
8
Tas.
-
11
11
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
2
57
59



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