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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/11/2008   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 08
Aug 08 to Sep 08
Sep 07 to Sep 08
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
11 752
-2.0
-14.5
Private sector houses
8 000
-1.7
-12.2
Private sector other dwellings
3 442
-3.3
-18.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
11 167
-7.2
-21.6
Private sector houses
7 774
-4.7
-16.2
Private sector other dwellings
3 071
-15.2
-31.5


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 2.0% in September 2008 and is now showing a fall of 2.3% in August 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 7.2% in September following a fall of 3.4% in August.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.7% in September.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 4.7% in September.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 3.3% in September and is now showing falls for 11 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 15.2% in September and is now showing a fall of 4.8% in August.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 1.4% in September. The trend estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 2.6%, while the value of alterations and additions rose 0.5%. The trend estimate of value of non-residential building approved fell 0.6% in September.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 8.2% in September. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 9.8% in September. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of alterations and additions rose 0.7%, and the value of non-residential building fell 8.0%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2008 4 December 2008
November 2008 8 January 2009
December 2008 4 February 2009
January 2009 5 March 2009
February 2009 1 April 2009
March 2009 5 May 2009



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

2007-08
2008-09
TOTAL

NSW
17
-19
-2
Vic.
2
-
2
Qld
508
93
601
SA
28
-38
-10
WA
25
-1
24
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
580
35
615



The inclusion of previously missing data resulted in upward revisions to the estimates for Queensland in October 2007. The missing data contributed
  • 504 dwellings to the estimate of the number of dwelling units approved,
  • $367.6m to the estimate of the value of other residential building approved.

Late receipt of data from Queensland contributed to an upward revision of $584.4m to the estimate of the value of non-residential approvals in August 2008.


DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Pamment on Adelaide (08) 8237 7648.


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