8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2015 Quality Declaration 
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug 15
Jul 15 to Aug 15
Aug 14 to Aug 15
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 965
-0.7
13.0
Private sector houses
9 562
-0.1
1.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 158
-1.2
28.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 701
-6.9
5.1
Private sector houses
9 765
4.9
3.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 760
-11.4
8.6


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 fell 0.7% in August and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 6.9% in August following a rise of 7.9% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.1% in August and has fallen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 4.9% in August following a fall of 3.5% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 1.2% in August and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 11.4% in August following a rise of 14.6% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.8% in August and has risen for four months. The value of residential building rose 0.2% after falling for four months. The value of non-residential building rose 2.1% and has risen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 5.6% in August following a rise of 9.2% in the previous month. The value of residential building fell 3.5% following a rise of 8.1% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building fell 10.1% following a rise of 11.7% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2015 - Additional 8 October 2015
September 20152 November 2015
September 2015 - Additional9 November 2015
October 20151 December 2015
October 2015 - Additional8 December 2015
November 2015 7 January 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.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

Dwellings
2014-15
2015-16
TOTAL

NSW
-62
673
611
Vic.
288
4
292
Qld
224
2
226
SA
22
2
24
WA
-1
19
18
Tas.
1
-
1
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
472
700
1 172

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



INQUIRIES

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