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

Feb 13
Jan 13 to Feb 13
Feb 12 to Feb 13
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
13 179
-0.6
11.8
Private sector houses
7 473
-
0.6
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 368
-2.4
27.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 371
3.1
12.8
Private sector houses
7 550
0.5
2.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 328
1.5
23.9

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.6% in February after rising for 12 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 3.1% in February after falling for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved was essentially unchanged in February and has been almost flat for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 0.5% in February and has risen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 2.4% in February after rising for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 1.5% in February following a fall of 8.5% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.1% in February and has risen for 13 months. The value of residential building rose 0.3% and has risen for eight months. The value of non-residential building fell 0.3% after rising for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 3.1% in February following a rise of 7.0% in the previous month. The value of residential building rose 2.5% following a fall of 1.1% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building fell 11.0% following a rise of 21.1% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2013 2 May 2013
April 2013 30 May 2013
May 2013 4 July 2013
June 2013 30 July 2013
July 2013 2 September 2013
August 2013 2 October 2013



DATA NOTES

A number of time series spreadsheets, as well as tables 13 and 16 from this publication, 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
-88
-247
-335
Vic.
110
-1
109
Qld
77
34
111
SA
-
-
-
WA
-
-
-
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
52
52
Total
99
-162
-63




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