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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/11/2009   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 09
Aug 09 to Sep 09
Sep 08 to Sep 09
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 270
2.0
7.2
Private sector houses
8 999
1.7
16.8
Private sector other dwellings
2 652
2.8
-23.0
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 476
2.7
11.7
Private sector houses
8 972
0.3
18.6
Private sector other dwellings
2 936
14.6
-11.3


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 rose 2.0% in September 2009 and has risen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 2.7% following a fall in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.7% in September and has risen for nine months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.3% and has risen for nine months.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 2.8% in September and is now showing rises for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 14.6% following a fall last month.


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 fell 22.4% in September. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved rose 0.8% while the value of alterations and additions approved fell 1.0%. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building fell 37.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2009 1 December 2009
November 2009 6 January 2010
December 2009 4 February 2010
January 2010 2 March 2010
February 2010 31 March 2010
March 2010 5 May 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:

2008-09
2009-10
TOTAL

NSW
67
116
183
Vic.
-
-
-
Qld
-
75
75
SA
-
-
-
WA
-
-6
-6
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
25
-
25
Total
92
185
277




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 paragraphs 20 to 23 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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