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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/03/2009   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 09
Dec 08 to Jan 09
Jan 08 to Jan 09
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
9 303
-4.3
-31.7
Private sector houses
6 912
-2.0
-24.3
Private sector other dwellings
2 135
-11.0
-48.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
9 312
-3.7
-33.5
Private sector houses
7 042
1.1
-22.5
Private sector other dwellings
2 054
-15.4
-54.5


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 4.3% in January 2009 and has fallen for 14 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 3.7%.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 2.0% in January.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.1%.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 11.0% in January.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 15.4%.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 7.6% in January. The trend estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 5.6%, while the value of alterations and additions fell 1.8%. The trend estimate for the value of non-residential building approved fell 11.8%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 3.4% in January. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 4.3%, while the value of alterations and additions rose 0.7% and the value of non-residential building fell 3.2%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2009 1 April 2009
March 2009 5 May 2009
April 2009 2 June 2009
May 2009 1 July 2009
June 2009 30 July 2009
July 2009 1 September 2009



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

The order of the commentary on pages 3 to 6 has been changed to first present data on dwellings approved, followed by the value of building approved data.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

2007-08
2008-09
TOTAL

NSW
4
2
6
Vic.
37
386
423
Qld
9
218
227
SA
13
93
106
WA
-
5
5
Tas.
-
20
20
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
7
7
Total
63
731
794




DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


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