8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2015 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/11/2015   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 309
-1.8
6.8
Private sector houses
9 520
-0.2
0.7
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 566
-3.4
14.9
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 900
2.2
21.4
Private sector houses
9 536
-1.9
1.5
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 134
6.1
53.5


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 fell 1.8% in September and has fallen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 2.2% in September following a fall of 9.5% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.2% in September and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 1.9% in September following a rise of 4.1% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 3.4% in September and has fallen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 6.1% in September following a fall of 15.6% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.6% in September and has fallen for two months. The value of residential building fell 1.1% and has fallen for six months. The value of non-residential building rose 0.6% and has risen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 2.1% in September and has fallen for two months. The value of residential building fell 4.3% and has fallen for two months. The value of non-residential building rose 2.9% following a fall of 9.5% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2015 - Additional 9 November 2015
October 2015 1 December 2015
October 2015 - Additional 8 December 2015
November 20157 January 2016
November 2015 - Additional14 January 2016
December 2015 3 February 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
263
106
369
Vic.
-
-4
-4
Qld
293
5
298
SA
26
7
33
WA
5
-9
-4
Tas.
1
-
1
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
588
105
693

- 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.