8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2018 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/10/2018   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 18
Aug 18 to Sep 18
Sep 17 to Sep 18
no.
%
%

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
17 039
-1.9
-12.9
Private sector houses
9 385
-1.5
-6.6
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 400
-2.7
-20.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
17 081
3.3
-14.1
Private sector houses
9 266
-2.7
-7.5
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 512
9.2
-21.9

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.9% in September.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 3.3% in September.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.5% in September.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 2.7% in September.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 2.7% in September.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 9.2% in September.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 1.3% in September and has fallen for 11 months. The value of residential building fell 1.7% and has fallen for nine months. The value of non-residential building fell 0.7% and has fallen for 14 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 6.0% in September. The value of residential building fell 7.1%, while the value of non-residential building fell 3.8%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES
ISSUE Release Date
September 2018 - Additional7 November 2018
October 2018 3 December 2018
October 2018 - Additional10 December 2018
November 20189 January 2019
November 2018 - Additional16 January 2019
December 20184 February 2019


DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2017 to August 2018 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. Further information about the Annual Review and other potential sources of revisions can be found in the feature article released with the January 2016 8731.0 publication - "Revisions to Building Approval Statistics".

Small area data cubes will be made available in an “Additional Information” release five business days after the main publication. The data cubes will be for Statistical Area Level 2 and Local Government Areas. Release dates are published under the “Forthcoming Issues” section of the publication and in ABS Release Advice.

A number of time series spreadsheets 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:

Dwellings
2017-18
2018-19

NSW
-3
161
Vic.
-
107
Qld
32
151
SA
-
-
WA
-6
13
Tas.
-
-
NT
-
5
ACT
-
-
Total
23
437



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