8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Nov 2018 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/01/2019   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Nov 18
Oct 18 to Nov 18
Nov 17 to Nov 18
no.
%
%

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
16 171
-2.3
-18.3
Private sector houses
9 505
-0.3
-6.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
6 484
-5.0
-31.2
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
15 465
-9.1
-32.8
Private sector houses
9 443
-2.6
-6.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 885
-17.9
-53.9

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved



NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for Australia fell 2.3% in November.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 9.1% in November.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.3% in November.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 2.6% in November.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 5.0% in November.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 17.9% in November.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.8% in November and has fallen for 12 months. The value of residential building fell 1.6% and has fallen for 11 months. The value of non-residential building rose 0.6% and has risen for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.5% in November. The value of residential building fell 3.9%, while the value of non-residential building rose 11.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES


ISSUE Release Date
November 2018 - Additional16 January 2019
December 20184 February 2019
December 2018 - Additional11 February 2019
January 2018 4 March 2019
January 2018 - Additional 12 March 2019
February 20192 April 2019


DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2017 to October 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
94
244
Vic.
-
53
Qld
9
39
SA
-7
7
WA
-14
22
Tas.
2
1
NT
-
17
ACT
-
6
Total
84
389



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