8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2018 Quality Declaration 
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May 18
Apr 18 to May 18
May 17 to May 18
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 114
-1.5
0.4
Private sector houses
10 065
-0.5
4.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 878
-2.6
-3.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
17 791
-3.2
3.1
Private sector houses
9 545
-8.6
-1.2
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 104
4.3
9.1

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 1.5% in May.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 3.2% in May.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.5% in May.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 8.6% in May.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 2.6% in May.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 4.3% in May.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.7% in May and has fallen for seven months. The value of residential building fell 0.8% and has fallen for five months. The value of non-residential building fell 0.4% and has fallen for 10 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.1% in May. The value of residential building fell 0.3%, while the value of non-residential building rose 0.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2018 - Additional10 July 2018
June 2018 31 July 2018
June 2018 - Additional7 August 2018
July 2018 30 August 2018
July 2018 - Additional6 September 2018
August 2018 3 October 2018


DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2016 to April 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".

The Annual Seasonal Re-analysis of the Building Approvals series has been conducted on estimates up to April 2018. The seasonally adjusted and trend estimates in this issue reflect adjustments made as a result of this re-analysis. For further information, see paragraph 19 of the Explanatory Notes.

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
2016-17
2017-18

NSW
32
269
Vic.
-
165
Qld
45
37
SA
-
-3
WA
9
9
Tas.
-1
32
NT
-
5
ACT
-
4
Total
85
518



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