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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Nov 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/01/2010   
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January 6, 2010
Embargo: 11.30 am (AEDT)

More dwelling units approved this month.

The number of total dwellings approved rose 5.9% in November 2009 following a fall last month.

The number of dwelling approvals rose in New South Wales (+6.0%), Victoria (+10.2%), Queensland (+12.4%) and South Australia (+1.6%).

There was a fall in the number of houses approved this month (-2.0%), however this was offset by a rise in approvals for dwellings other than houses (+31.7%).

The value of total building approved rose 24.6% in November following falls in September and October. Non-residential building approvals rose 52.8% in value this month and the value of new residential buildings increased by 2.2%.

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

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