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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, September 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/10/2013   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 13
Aug 13 to Sep 13
Sep 12 to Sep 13
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
15 149
2.5
15.1
Private sector houses
8 278
0.5
10.6
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
6 588
5.6
20.9
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
16 318
14.4
18.6
Private sector houses
8 285
1.5
7.7
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 780
31.8
31.9


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 2.5% in September and has risen for 21 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 14.4% in September following a fall of 1.6% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.5% in September and has risen for ten months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 1.5% in September following a fall of 1.2% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 5.6% in September and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 31.8% in September and has risen for three months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.3% in September and has risen for three months. The value of residential building rose 2.1% and has risen for seven months. The value of non-residential building fell 2.5% and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 3.4% in September and has risen for three months. The value of residential building rose 10.1% and has risen for four months. The value of non-residential building fell 6.0% after rising for two months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2013 2 December 2013
November 2013 9 January 2014
December 2013 3 February 2014
January 2014 4 March 2014
February 2014 2 April 2014
March 2014 5 May 2014



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.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

2012-13
2013-14
TOTAL

NSW
271
386
657
Vic.
- 3
67
64
Qld
- 41
136
95
SA
9
-
9
WA
- 1
- 4
- 5
Tas.
- 2
-
- 2
NT
4
25
29
ACT
-
-
-
Total
237
610
847

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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