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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, August 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/10/2013   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

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

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
13 896
0.1
5.8
Private sector houses
8 201
0.6
10.2
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 374
-0.1
-1.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 687
-4.7
7.7
Private sector houses
8 115
-1.6
10.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 371
-6.5
3.2


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.1% in August and has risen for 19 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 4.7% in August following a rise of 10.2% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.6% in August and has risen for nine months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 1.6% in August following a rise of 2.7% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 0.1% in August and has fallen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 6.5% in August following a rise of 24.4% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.4% in August and has fallen for three months. The value of residential building rose 0.2% and has risen for six months. The value of non-residential building fell 1.1% and has fallen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.2% in August and has risen for two months. The value of residential building fell 2.3% following a rise of 2.3% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 3.9% and has risen for two months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2013 31 October 2013
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



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
305
13
318
Vic.
153
63
216
Qld
70
115
185
SA
12
-1
11
WA
94
18
112
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
4
2
6
ACT
105
-
105
Total
743
210
953




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