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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2014 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/03/2014   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 14
Dec 13 to Jan 14
Jan 13 to Jan 14
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
17 104
1.3
28.4
Private sector houses
9 121
2.0
21.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 770
0.6
41.2
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
17 514
6.8
34.6
Private sector houses
9 472
8.3
26.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 812
4.6
46.3


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.3% in January and has risen for 15 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 6.8% in January after falling for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 2.0% in January and has risen for 13 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 8.3% in January following a fall of 1.9% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 0.6% in January and has risen for ten months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 4.6% in January and has risen for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.4% in January and has risen for 24 months. The value of residential building rose 1.1% and has risen for 11 months. The value of non-residential building rose 1.7% and has risen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 3.8% in January following a rise of 5.5% in the previous month. The value of residential building fell 1.4% following a rise of 3.1% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building fell 7.2% following a rise of 9.0% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2014 2 April 2014
March 2014 5 May 2014
April 2014 2 June 2014
May 2014 3 July 2014
June 2014 31 July 2014
July 2014 2 September 2014



DATA NOTES

A number of time series spreadsheets contain 'np' (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.

As a result of changes to production processes, some time series identifiers will be changing. The content and nature of these series will not be affected.

The following publication will be affected:

Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0) - changes implemented from March 2014 (released on 5 May 2014) onwards.

To assist in accommodating these changes, Excel spreadsheets showing the old and new time series identifiers for each affected series are included under the downloads tab. Please note the dates on which these changes take effect, as detailed above.

Data at LGA level is now available from July 2006 via Supertable data cubes accessible from the "Downloads" tab.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

Up to and including June 2012
2012-13
2013-14
TOTAL

NSW
2
22
38
60
Vic.
-
-
27
27
Qld
160
241
156
397
SA
-
6
-15
-9
WA
2
133
34
167
Tas.
-
-3
2
-1
NT
-
-
8
8
ACT
-
-
-31
-31
Total
164
399
219
618

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



INQUIRIES

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