8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2017 Quality Declaration 
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb 17
Jan 17 to Feb 17
Feb 16 to Feb 17
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
17 639
0.8
-11.5
Private sector houses
9 117
-0.6
-8.5
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 303
2.4
-14.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 995
8.3
-4.9
Private sector houses
9 330
5.3
-5.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 381
10.9
-3.8


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.8% in February after falling for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 8.3% in February and has risen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.6% in February and has fallen for 12 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 5.3% in February after falling for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 2.4% in February and has risen for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 10.9% in February and has risen for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.1% in February and has fallen for seven months. The value of residential building rose 1.5% and has risen for two months. The value of non-residential building fell 3.3% and has fallen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 19.9% in February following a fall of 3.0% in the previous month. The value of residential building rose 13.9% and has risen for four months. The value of non-residential building rose 34.5% following a fall of 16.9% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2017 - Additional10 April 2017
March 2017 8 May 2017
March 2017 - Additional15 May 2017
April 2017 30 May 2017
April 2017 - Additional6 June 2017
May 2017 3 July 2017



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2015 to January 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
2015-16
2016-17
TOTAL

NSW
138
801
939
Vic.
11
10
21
Qld
3
1
4
SA
30
24
54
WA
-
8
8
Tas.
1
4
5
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
183
848
1031




INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.