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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/07/2013   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May 13
Apr 13 to May 13
May 12 to May 13
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
13 541
1.0
7.1
Private sector houses
7 972
1.5
10.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 170
-0.6
-1.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 781
-1.1
-3.2
Private sector houses
8 113
2.5
11.6
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 156
-9.8
-24.5


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




MAY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.0% in May and is now showing rises for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.1% in May following a rise of 9.5% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.5% in May and is now showing rises for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 2.5% in May and has risen for five months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 0.6% in May and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 9.8% in May following a rise of 17.9% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.9% in May and has risen for 16 months. The value of residential building was flat. The value of non-residential building rose 4.1% and has risen for seven months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 4.2% in May following a fall of 3.4% in the previous month. The value of residential building fell 0.2% following a rise of 4.0% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 10.0% following a fall of 11.6% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2013 30 July 2013
July 2013 2 September 2013
August 2013 2 October 2013
September 2013 31 October 2013
October 2013 2 December 2013
November 2013 9 January 2014



DATA NOTES

A number of time series spreadsheets, as well as table 14 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
-18
22
4
Vic.
-
70
70
Qld
-
253
253
SA
-
-
-
WA
-
65
65
Tas.
-
33
33
NT
-
11
11
ACT
-
48
48
Total
-18
602
584




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