8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2017 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 17
Aug 17 to Sep 17
Sep 16 to Sep 17
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 863
1.8
-0.4
Private sector houses
9 929
0.7
4.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 688
3.2
-5.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 849
1.5
0.2
Private sector houses
9 867
0.6
2.1
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 754
2.6
-2.4


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.8% in September and has risen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.5% in September and has risen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.7% in September and has risen for seven months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 0.6% in September following a fall of 0.8% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 3.2% in September and has risen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 2.6% in September and has risen for two months


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.3% in September and has risen for nine months. The value of residential building rose 1.5% and has risen for five months. The value of non-residential building rose 1.0% and has risen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 8.3% in September after falling for two months. The value of residential building rose 0.1% and has risen for two months. The value of non-residential building rose 22.4% following a fall of 10.9% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2017 - Additional9 November 2017
October 2017 30 November 2017
October 2017 - Additional7 December 2017
November 2017 9 January 2018
November 2017 - Additional16 January 2018
December 2017 1 February 2018



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2016 to August 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
2016-17
2017-18
TOTAL

NSW
406
72
478
Vic.
-33
-
-33
Qld
451
28
479
SA
6
-1
5
WA
17
48
65
Tas.
5
-
5
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
12
12
Total
852
159
1 011




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