8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Oct 2015 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/12/2015   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Oct 15
Sep 15 to Oct 15
Oct 14 to Oct 15
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 466
-0.6
5.1
Private sector houses
9 452
-0.5
0.1
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 791
-0.8
11.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
19 652
3.9
12.3
Private sector houses
9 349
-2.1
-1.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
10 091
10.6
29.6


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




OCTOBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.6% in October and has fallen for seven months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 3.9% in October and has risen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.5% in October and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 2.1% in October and has fallen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 0.8% in October and has fallen for seven months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 10.6% in October and has risen for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.3% in October and has fallen for three months. The value of residential building fell 0.4% and has fallen for six months. The value of non-residential building fell 0.2% after rising for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 6.4% in October after falling for two months. The value of residential building rose 9.8% after falling for two months. The value of non-residential building fell 1.0% and has fallen for three months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2015 - Additional8 December 2015
November 2015 7 January 2016
November 2015 - Additional14 January 2016
December 2015 3 February 2016
December 2015 - Additional10 February 2016
January 2016 1 March 2016



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.

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.

A new base year, 2013-14, has been introduced into the chain volume estimates which has resulted in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2013-14, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates. For further information, see the explanatory notes.

Seasonally adjusted estimates of the value of non-residential building jobs at the state level should be used with caution due to difficulty in estimating the seasonal pattern for these series. For more information on the seasonal adjustment process, please refer to paragraphs 16 to 22 of the explanatory notes.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

Dwellings
2014-15
2015-16
TOTAL

NSW
57
108
165
Vic.
39
51
90
Qld
321
22
343
SA
15
13
28
WA
88
188
276
Tas.
-119
1
-118
NT
0
-6
-6
ACT
0
0
0
Total
401
377
778




INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.