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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/09/2009   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jul 09
Jun 09 to Jul 09
Jul 08 to Jul 09
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
11 397
1.6
-8.5
Private sector houses
8 480
2.1
3.2
Private sector other dwellings
2 361
-1.3
-40.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 048
7.7
-3.9
Private sector houses
8 515
1.5
4.7
Private sector other dwellings
3 007
35.3
-26.2


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




JULY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 1.6% in July 2009 and has risen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 7.7% and has risen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 2.1% in July and has risen for seven months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.5% and has risen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 1.3% in July and has fallen for 13 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 35.3% and has risen for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimates for the value of building approved should be interpreted with caution. See the data notes on page 2 of this publication.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved rose 5.7% in July. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved and the value of alterations and additions approved rose 11.7% and 12.8% respectively. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building fell 0.3%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2009 30 September 2009
September 2009 4 November 2009
October 2009 1 December 2009
November 2009 6 January 2010
December 2009 4 February 2010
January 2010 2 March 2010



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
-
160
160
Vic.
-
4
4
Qld
-
-30
-30
SA
-
2
2
WA
-
65
65
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
-
201
201




DATA NOTES

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building approvals may be affected by initiatives within the Government stimulus package, which included the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and the Social Housing Initiative as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. BER impacts have been quantified and removed from the trend estimates because of its short term nature. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraph 20 of the explanatory notes.


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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