8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2016 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/03/2016   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 16
Dec 15 to Jan 16
Jan 15 to Jan 16
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
17 872
-1.0
-8.7
Private sector houses
9 507
0.1
-1.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 167
-2.3
-14.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
17 446
-7.5
-15.5
Private sector houses
9 319
-6.0
-3.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 829
-10.8
-26.7


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.0% in January and has fallen for 10 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 7.5% in January following a rise of 8.6% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.1% in January after falling for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 6.0% in January following a rise of 6.9% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 2.3% in January and has fallen for 10 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 10.8% in January following a rise of 9.7% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 1.8% in January and has fallen for seven months. The value of residential building fell 2.0% and has fallen for nine months. The value of non-residential building fell 1.3% and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 10.7% in January following a rise of 0.4% in the previous month. The value of residential building fell 11.4% following a rise of 3.8% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building fell 9.2% and has fallen for two months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2016 - Additional8 March 2016
February 2016 4 April 2016
February 2016 - Additional11 April 2016
March 2016 3 May 2016
March 2016 - Additional10 May 2016
April 2016 31 May 2016



DATA NOTES

For the January Building Approvals release each year, the ABS provides additional detail regarding the revisions that have been made to Building Approvals data prior to the beginning of the previous financial year. In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2011 to June 2014 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 this month's 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.

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
Up to and including June 2014
2014-15
2015-16
TOTAL

NSW
1 850
1 850
716
4 416
Vic.
172
13
315
500
Qld
1 166
1 271
16
2 453
SA
353
139
58
550
WA
566
170
5
741
Tas.
76
47
-
123
NT
10
5
-
15
ACT
-
2
3
5
Total
4 193
3 497
1 113
8 803

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



INQUIRIES

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