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November 4, 2009
78/2009

Building approvals rise in September: ABS


The number of total dwellings approved rose 2.7% in September 2009 following a fall last month, according to the ABS Building Approvals figures released today.

The number of private sector house approvals rose for the eighth consecutive month, with a gain of 0.3% nationally. Both Western Australia (3.2%) and Victoria (2.4%) showed good growth in private sector house approvals, with Queensland (-5.4%) showing the largest fall.

The value of total building approved fell 22.4% in September from last month's high of $8.7 billion. Non-residential building fell 37.7% this month to $3.3 billion. The value of new residential building work rose 0.8% while the value of alteration and additions to residential property fell 1.0%.

Further information is available in Building Approvals, Australia (cat no. 8731.0)


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