8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2018 Quality Declaration 
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 18
Dec 17 to Jan 18
Jan 17 to Jan 18
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 881
0.1
6.9
Private sector houses
9 859
-0.1
5.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 816
0.4
9.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
19 851
17.1
12.0
Private sector houses
9 825
-1.1
6.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 748
42.2
18.1


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 rose 0.1% in January after falling for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 17.1% in January.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.1% in January and has fallen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 1.1% in January.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 0.4% in January after falling for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 42.2% in January.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 1.4% in January and has fallen for four months. The value of residential building rose 0.5% and has risen for 13 months. The value of non-residential building fell 4.7% and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 2.7% in January. The value of residential building rose 18.3%, while the value of non-residential building fell 20.7%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2018 - Additional13 March 2018
February 2018 4 April 2018
February 2018 - Additional11 April 2018
March 2018 3 May 2018
March 2018 - Additional10 May 2018
April 2018 30 May 2018



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2015 to December 2017 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. 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 made available 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 2016
2016-17
2017-18

NSW
100
184
667
Vic.
-17
-
18
Qld
372
290
165
SA
24
-
48
WA
18
8
16
Tas.
2
6
4
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-29
2
11
Total
470
490
929

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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