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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/07/2014   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May 14
Apr 14 to May 14
May 13 to May 14
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
15 680
-1.7
11.5
Private sector houses
9 341
-0.2
16.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
6 122
-3.9
8.0
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
16 425
9.9
14.3
Private sector houses
9 278
0.5
14.5
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
6 950
27.2
19.9


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 fell 1.7% in May and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 9.9% in May after falling for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.2% in May after rising for 16 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 0.5% in May after falling for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 3.9% in May and has fallen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 27.2% in May after falling for three months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 3.3% in May and has fallen for six months. The value of residential building fell 1.1% and has fallen for five months. The value of non-residential building fell 7.6% and has fallen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 26.1% in May after falling for four months. The value of residential building rose 13.5% after falling for three months. The value of non-residential building rose 59.5% after falling for four months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2014 31 July 2014
July 2014 2 September 2014
August 2014 2 October 2014
September 2014 3 November 2014
October 2014 2 December 2014
November 2014 8 January 2015



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 which were implemented in March 2014, some time series identifiers have changed. The content and nature of these series will not be affected.

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.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

2012-13
2013-14
TOTAL

NSW
87
440
527
Vic.
4
8
12
Qld
3
-48
-45
SA
1
1
2
WA
11
2
13
Tas.
-
-2
-2
NT
-
1
1
ACT
-
-
-
Total
106
402
508

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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