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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jun 2005  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun 05
May 05 to Jun 05
Jun 04 to Jun 05
no.
% change
% change

Trend

Total dwelling units approved
13 350
1.2
-6.5
Private sector houses
9 096
1.5
-0.2
Private sector other dwellings
3 915
-0.4
-18.8

Seasonally Adjusted

Total dwelling units approved
13 808
0.9
-4.8
Private sector houses
9 198
0.3
0.7
Private sector other dwellings
4 179
-0.4
-17.3

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

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



JUNE KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

  • The trend for total dwelling approvals rose 1.2% in June 2005.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 0.9%, to 13,808, in June 2005. An increase in public sector dwelling approvals contributed to this rise.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate of private sector house approvals rose 1.5% in June 2005, the sixth consecutive monthly rise.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.3%, to 9,198, in June 2005.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate of private sector other dwellings approved fell 0.4% in June 2005.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 0.4%, to 4,179, in June 2005.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved has risen for the past six months, rising 1.2% in June 2005. The value of new residential building approved rose 1.0% and the value of alterations and additions rose 0.2%. The value of non-residential building approved rose 1.8%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.2%, to $4,680.9m, in June 2005. The value of new residential building approved fell 2.6%, to $2,638.9m, while the value of alterations and additions rose 9.1%, to $451.1m.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Time series spreadsheets have been released in Excel format for the first time with this issue. A concordance between the old Lotus 1,2,3 spreadsheets and the new Excel spreadsheets is available in Information Paper: Changes to Ausstats Tables for Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0.55.001).



REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to Total Dwellings in this issue are:

NSW
Vic.
Qld.
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
TOTAL

July 04 to Mar 05
616
-
118
-
5
-
-
-
739
Apr 05
11
172
110
-
-
-
-
-
293
May 05
77
371
-1
3
10
1
-
-
461
Total
704
543
227
3
15
1
-
-
1 493


One permit added to May 2005 data was a major residential project in Melbourne which contributed $80m of other residential work and an additional 371 dwelling units to Victoria.



DATA NOTES

Estimates have been included in this issue for the municipalities of Campbelltown in New South Wales and South Perth in Western Australia which were unable to report all building work approved in their municipalities this month.



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or David Finlay on Adelaide (08) 8237 7431.



VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED


NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate of the value of new residential building is now showing rises for the past nine months. The trend rose 1.0% in June 2005.

Graph: New residential building



ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate of the value of alterations and additions to residential building is now relatively flat. The trend rose 0.2% in June 2005.

Graph: Alterations and additions to residential buildings



NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building shows five months of growth, rising 1.8% in June 2005.

Graph: Trend value of non-residential building approved


SUMMARY OF 2004-05 BUILDING APPROVALS


DWELLING UNITS APPROVED

The total number of dwelling units approved in 2004-05 was 159,102, a fall of 12.3% from the previous year. Nationally, the number of house approvals fell 11.2% from the previous year while other dwellings fell 14.4%.


The only rises in total dwelling units approved were in the Northern Territory, with increases in both house and other dwelling approvals, and in Western Australia, where a rise in other dwelling approvals was only partly offset by a fall in house approvals.

HOUSES
OTHER DWELLINGS
TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
no.
% change
no.
% change
no.
% change

NSW
19 275
-17.3
18 131
-25.7
37 406
-21.6
Vic.
31 400
-9.4
10 970
-6.8
42 370
-8.7
Qld
24 676
-15.9
13 610
-10.5
38 286
-14.1
SA
8 208
-9.4
2 380
-3.2
10 588
-8.1
WA
19 419
-0.8
4 679
13.0
24 098
1.6
Tas.
2 387
-11.5
329
-25.9
2 716
-13.5
NT
683
24.9
688
10.1
1 371
17.0
ACT
973
-29.1
1 294
-26.6
2 267
-27.7
Aust.
107 021
-11.2
52 081
-14.4
159 102
-12.3



VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED

The value of total building approved in 2004-05 was $54,566.8m, a rise of 1.9% from the previous year. A rise of 14.1% for the value of non-residential building approved was only partially offset by a fall in the value of residential building approved of 3.7%.


The only falls in the value of total building approved were in New South Wales and Victoria, where falls in the value of residential approvals were larger than rises in the value of non-residential approvals.

Total residential building
Total non-residential building
Total building
$m
% change
$m
% change
$m
% change

NSW
9 087.9
-12.7
6 062.1
12.9
15 150.0
-4.0
Vic.
9 659.3
-4.7
4 941.2
2.1
14 600.5
-2.5
Qld
8 825.1
-1.9
4 259.0
31.8
13 084.1
7.0
SA
1 881.7
2.6
1 138.2
-3.4
3 019.9
0.2
WA
4 439.5
14.5
1 800.5
18.3
6 239.9
15.6
Tas.
531.4
-4.0
307.7
64.5
839.1
13.3
NT
356.0
36.9
277.6
63.8
633.6
47.5
ACT
553.3
-11.0
446.3
25.9
999.6
2.4
Aust.
35 334.1
-3.7
19 232.7
14.1
54 566.8
1.9



DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 1.2% in June 2005. The trend fell in New South Wales (-4.9%), South Australia (-2.3%) and Western Australia (-0.6%), was flat in Tasmania, and rose in all the other states and territories.


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.5% in June 2005. The trend fell in New South Wales (-0.1%), South Australia (-1.0%) and Western Australia (-1.6%), but rose in Victoria (+4.6%) and Queensland (+1.7%).

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 792
3 576
2 172
650
1 638
159
68
79
10 134
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 838
5 112
3 464
757
2 204
190
124
113
14 802
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
8.7
19.2
-3.2
-11.2
-10.8
-23.9
54.5
-37.8
3.0
Total dwelling units (%)
0.2
26.1
-14.6
-16.5
-2.3
-24.9
24.0
-42.1
1.0

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 570
3 076
2 028
612
1 563
na
na
na
9 198
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 735
4 612
3 194
719
2 078
204
na
na
13 808
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
2.5
7.6
-3.1
-9.5
-6.2
na
na
na
0.3
Total dwelling units (%)
11.2
17.9
-17.7
-15.5
0.5
-14.6
na
na
0.9

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 539
2 913
2 048
651
1 586
na
na
na
9 096
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 708
4 105
3 218
817
2 099
217
98
159
13 350
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-0.1
4.6
1.7
-1.0
-1.6
na
na
na
1.5
Total dwelling units (%)
-4.9
6.0
2.8
-2.3
-0.6
-
11.4
8.2
1.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available


DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATE TRENDS


NEW SOUTH WALES

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in New South Wales shows falls for the past five months. The trend for private sector houses is now showing consecutive monthly falls starting in September 2003, with the rate of decline slowing in recent months.

Graph: Dwelling units approved - NSW




VICTORIA

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Victoria rose 6.0% in June 2005, the fifth consecutive rise. The trend for private sector houses is showing rises for the past six months.

Graph: Dwelling units approved - Vic




QUEENSLAND

The trend estimates for total dwelling units and private sector houses approved in Queensland are now both showing rises for the past four months.

Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld




SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in South Australia now shows falls for the past three months. The trend for private sector houses is now showing falls for the past five months.

Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA




WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Western Australia fell 0.6% in June 2005 after rises for the previous seven months. The trend for private sector houses is showing falls for the past four months.

Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA


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