8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2016 Quality Declaration 
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug 16
Jul 16 to Aug 16
Aug 15 to Aug 16
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
20 384
0.6
4.4
Private sector houses
9 365
-1.0
-4.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
10 711
2.0
12.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
20 788
-1.8
10.1
Private sector houses
9 305
-1.3
-6.5
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
11 073
-3.6
26.3


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.6% in August and has risen for nine months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.8% in August following a rise of 12.0% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.0% in August and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 1.3% in August and has fallen for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 2.0% in August and has risen for nine months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 3.6% in August following a rise of 24.1% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.1% in August after rising for eight months. The value of residential building rose 0.7% and has risen for nine months. The value of non-residential building fell 1.8% and has fallen for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 7.7% in August after rising for two months. The value of residential building rose 0.5% and has risen for two months. The value of non-residential building fell 24.3% and has fallen for two months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2016 - Additional 11 October 2016
September 2016 2 November 2016
September 2016 - Additional8 November 2016
October 2016 30 November 2016
October 2016 - Additional7 December 2016
November 2016 9 January 2017



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2015 to July 2016 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. The Building Approvals Annual Review has been operating since July 2015, requesting historical data back to the most recent large scale review (June 2012). Further information about the Annual Review and other potential sources of revisions can be found in the feature article released with the January 2016 8731.0 publication - "Revisions to Building Approval Statistics".

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.

In July 2016, the ABS released the second edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001). The updated ASGS will be implemented in Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0) from the January 2017 issue, scheduled for release on 2 March 2017.

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:

Dwellings
2015-16
2016-17
TOTAL

NSW
707
-40
667
Vic.
11
184
195
Qld
188
1
189
SA
89
7
96
WA
8
10
18
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-2
-
-2
ACT
-
-
-
Total
1001
162
1163




INQUIRIES

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