8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2017 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/07/2017   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May 17
Apr 17 to May 17
May 16 to May 17
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
16 878
-1.9
-18.1
Private sector houses
9 204
-
-6.5
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 454
-4.1
-29.0
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
16 448
-5.6
-19.7
Private sector houses
9 252
0.6
-6.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 027
-12.1
-31.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




MAY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.9% in May and has fallen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 5.6% in May following a rise of 4.8% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved was flat in May.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 0.6% in May and has risen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 4.1% in May and has fallen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 12.1% in May following a rise of 10.8% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.8% in May and has risen for five months. The value of residential building fell 1.5% and has fallen for three months. The value of non-residential building rose 4.6% and has risen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved was flat in May. The value of residential building fell 3.3% following a rise of 6.1% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 5.3% and has risen for two months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May - Additional10 July 2017
June 2017 2 August 2017
June 2017 - Additional9 August 2017
July 2017 30 August 2017
July 2017 - Additional6 September 2017
August 2017 3 October 2017



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2015 to April 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
2015-16
2016-17
TOTAL

NSW
59
469
528
Vic.
1
14
15
Qld
-44
52
8
SA
4
20
24
WA
3
24
27
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
10
10
ACT
-
-8
-8
Total
23
581
604




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