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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/09/2008   
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08/09/2008 Note: Due to technical problems, we are replacing three incomplete datacubes that were released on the 02/09/2008.

JULY KEY FIGURES

Jul 08
Jun 08 to Jul 08
Jul 07 to Jul 08
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 708
-0.6
-3.1
Private sector houses
8 488
-1.2
-4.4
Private sector other dwellings
3 932
0.6
2.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 620
-2.3
-3.7
Private sector houses
8 366
-3.4
-5.2
Private sector other dwellings
3 914
-2.3
3.2


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




JULY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 0.6% in July 2008 following a revised fall of 0.5% in June 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 2.3% in July following a revised rise of 2.2% in June.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.2% in July.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 3.4% in July following a revised fall of 0.1% in June.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 0.6% in July following a revised increase of 0.7% in June.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 2.3% in July following a revised increase of 9.1% in June.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved rose 0.9% in July. The trend estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 0.4%, and the value of alterations and additions rose 0.5%. The value of non-residential building approved rose 2.6%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved rose 4.9% in July. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 1.7% in July. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of alterations and additions rose 5.9%, and the value of non-residential building rose 12.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2008 30 September 2008
September 2008 5 November 2008
October 2008 4 December 2008
November 2008 8 January 2009
December 2008 4 February 2009
January 2009 5 March 2009



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:

2006-07
2007-08
TOTAL

NSW
-
627
627
Vic.
-
2
2
Qld
-
119
119
SA
12
148
160
WA
-
1 114
1 114
Tas.
-
6
6
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
12
2 016
2 028



Revisions to the estimate of the number dwelling units approved in New South Wales and Western Australia are the result of the receipt of late data. These revisions have not affected the strength or direction of the trend.

There have also been revisions to the value of building approved spread over two financial years. The largest revisions were in New South Wales and Western Australia. These revisions did not affect the direction of the trend but the they have raised the level of the estimate.


DATA NOTES

A special article on 'Average Quarterly Completion Times for New Houses' completed between January 1987 and March 2008 is included in this issue (see page 7).


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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