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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/06/2010   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr 10
Mar 10 to Apr 10
Apr 09 to Apr 10
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
15 060
-
39.0
Private sector houses
9 139
-2.0
16.3
Private sector other dwellings
4 226
5.0
65.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
14 144
-14.8
21.3
Private sector houses
8 404
-13.5
4.7
Private sector other dwellings
4 523
-5.4
42.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved was flat in April 2010 following rises in the previous 14 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 14.8% following a rise last month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 2.0% in April and is now showing falls for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 13.5% following a rise last month.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 5.0% in April and has risen for ten months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 5.4% following a rise last month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 1.0% in April and is now showing falls for three months. The trend estimates for the value of building approved should be interpreted with caution. See the data notes on page 2 of this publication.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 13.3% in April. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building fell 4.6% while the value of residential alterations and additions fell 8.4%. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building fell 28.5%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2010 1 July 2010
June 2010 3 August 2010
July 2010 31 August 2010
August 2010 30 September 2010
September 2010 3 November 2010
October 2010 30 November 2010



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

2008-09
2009-10
TOTAL

NSW
-
102
102
Vic.
3
210
213
Qld
-
221
221
SA
-
23
23
WA
-1
1
-
Tas.
-
1
1
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
2
558
560




DATA NOTES

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building approvals may be affected by initiatives within the Government stimulus package, which included the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and the Social Housing Initiative as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. From June 2009 to February 2010 BER impacts were quantified and removed from the trend estimates because of its short term nature. From March 2010 these impacts are no longer removed from the trend estimates as their effect has significantly declined. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 20 to 23 of the explanatory notes.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Pamment on Adelaide (08) 8237 7648.


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