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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/07/2015 Released Today  
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May 15
Apr 15 to May 15
May 14 to May 15
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
19 299
-0.1
18.5
Private sector houses
9 625
0.1
2.2
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 496
-
43.9
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
19 414
2.4
17.6
Private sector houses
9 265
-8.4
-2.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 954
16.6
46.0

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




MAY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.1% in May after rising for 11 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 2.4% in May following a fall of 5.2% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.1% in May and has risen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 8.4% in May after rising for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses was flat in May after rising for 11 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 16.6% in May following a fall of 16.9% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.9% in May and has fallen for three months. The value of residential building rose 0.1% and has risen for 11 months. The value of non-residential building fell 3.4% and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 2.1% in May following a fall of 3.1% in the previous month. The value of residential building rose 3.3% following a fall of 3.7% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building fell 1.1% and has fallen for two months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2015 - Additional 8 July 2015
June 2015 30 July 2015
June 2015 - Additional6 August 2015
July 2015 1 September 2015
July 2015 - Additional8 September 2015
August 201530 September 2015



DATA NOTES

A number of time series spreadsheets contain ‘np’ (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.

Small area data cubes will be released 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.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:

Dwellings
2013-14
2014-15
TOTAL

NSW
21
233
254
Vic.
-
548
548
Qld
-
309
309
SA
-
6
6
WA
-
-
-
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
21
1 096
1 117

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



INQUIRIES

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