8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2016 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 16
Aug 16 to Sep 16
Sep 15 to Sep 16
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
19 817
-0.6
2.1
Private sector houses
9 435
-0.5
-3.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
10 108
-0.7
7.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 945
-8.7
-6.4
Private sector houses
9 605
2.3
-1.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 166
-16.3
-9.9


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 0.6% in September and has fallen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 8.7% in September and has fallen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.5% in September and has fallen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 2.3% in September after falling for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 0.7% in September and has fallen for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 16.3% in September and has fallen for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 2.1% in September and has risen for 10 months. The value of residential building fell 0.1% and has fallen for two months. The value of non-residential building rose 6.0% and has risen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 29.9% in September following a fall of 7.7% in the previous month. The value of residential building fell 4.4% after rising for two months. The value of non-residential building rose 118.9% after falling for two months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2016 - Additional 8 November 2016
October 2016 30 November 2016
October 2016 - Additional7 December 2016
November 2016 9 January 2017
November 2016 - Additional16 January 2017
December 2016 2 February 2017



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2015 to August 2016 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. The Building Approvals Annual Review has been operating since July 2015, requesting historical data back to the most recent large scale review (June 2012). 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 released 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.

In July 2016, the ABS released the second edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001). The updated ASGS will be implemented in Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0) from the January 2017 issue, scheduled for release on 2 March 2017.

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
664
14
678
Vic.
49
6
55
Qld
423
5
428
SA
38
10
48
WA
16
1
17
Tas.
13
-
13
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
2
2
Total
1203
38
1241




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