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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, December 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/02/2014   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec 13
Nov 13 to Dec 13
Dec 12 to Dec 13
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
16 583
1.5
25.0
Private sector houses
8 665
1.1
15.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 711
2.2
39.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
16 141
-2.9
21.8
Private sector houses
8 604
-3.4
17.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 353
-1.2
29.3


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.5% in December and has risen for 24 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 2.9% in December and has fallen for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.1% in December and has risen for 13 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 3.4% in December after rising for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 2.2% in December and has risen for nine months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 1.2% in December and has fallen for three months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 3.1% in December and has risen for 23 months. The value of residential building rose 2.2% and has risen for ten months. The value of non-residential building rose 4.3% and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 6.5% in December following a fall of 3.9% in the previous month. The value of residential building rose 3.4% following a fall of 1.5% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 11.2% following a fall of 7.3% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2014 4 March 2014
February 2014 2 April 2014
March 2014 5 May 2014
April 2014 2 June 2014
May 2014 3 July 2014
June 2014 31 July 2014



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.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

2012-13
2013-14
TOTAL

NSW
31
53
84
Vic.
39
- 9
30
Qld
42
63
105
SA
- 11
2
- 9
WA
51
44
95
Tas.
- 1
1
-
NT
73
243
316
ACT
-
-
-
Total
224
397
621

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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