8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2017 Quality Declaration 
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr 17
Mar 17 to Apr 17
Apr 16 to Apr 17
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
17 552
0.1
-13.8
Private sector houses
9 128
-0.2
-8.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 182
0.5
-19.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
17 414
4.4
-17.2
Private sector houses
9 137
0.5
-7.5
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 039
9.6
-26.5


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.1% in April and has risen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 4.4% in April following a fall of 10.3% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.2% in April and has fallen for 13 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 0.5% in April following a fall of 2.7% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 0.5% in April and has risen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 9.6% in April following a fall of 18.2% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 2.5% in April and has risen for three months. The value of residential building rose 0.2% and has risen for four months. The value of non-residential building rose 6.9% and has risen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 7.2% in April following a fall of 15.4% in the previous month. The value of residential building rose 8.2% following a fall of 22.3% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 5.5% following a fall of 1.3% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2017 - Additional6 June 2017
May 2017 3 July 2017
May 2017 - Additional10 July 2017
June 2017 2 August 2017
June 2017 - Additional 9 August 2017
July 201730 August 2017



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2015 to March 2017 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
2015-16
2016-17
TOTAL

NSW
-80
11
-69
Vic.
-
15
15
Qld
9
610
619
SA
19
239
258
WA
-
37
37
Tas.
2
20
22
NT
-
2
2
ACT
-
44
44
Total
-50
978
928




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