8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2018 Quality Declaration 
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jul 18
Jun 18 to Jul 18
Jul 17 to Jul 18
no.
%
%

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 309
-1.3
-2.5
Private sector houses
9 876
-0.9
-0.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 209
-1.8
-4.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 185
-5.2
-5.6
Private sector houses
9 770
-3.0
-2.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 200
-6.6
-6.2


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




JULY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.3% in July.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 5.2% in July.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.9% in July.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 3.0% in July.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 1.8% in July.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 6.6% in July.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 1.2% in July and has fallen for eight months. The value of residential building fell 1.8% and has fallen for six months. The value of non-residential building was flat.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 7.1% in July. The value of residential building fell 4.9%, while the value of non-residential building rose 31.5%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2018 - Additional6 September 2018
August 20183 October 2018
August 2018 - Additional10 October 2018
September 2018 30 October 2018
September 2018 - Additional7 November 2018
October 2018 3 December 2018



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

A readily printable (PDF) publication is no longer released for this and future issues. Headline data items are presented in HTML format. Data series released in the Time Series Spreadsheets are maintained and produced to the same timetable currently in place for this release.


DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2017 to June 2018 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
2017-18

NSW
167
Vic.
209
Qld
315
SA
4
WA
50
Tas.
1
NT
-
ACT
1
Total
747




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