8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2016 Quality Declaration 
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr 16
Mar 16 to Apr 16
Apr 15 to Apr 16
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
19 700
1.2
-2.9
Private sector houses
9 599
0.2
-2.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 842
2.3
-2.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
20 243
3.0
0.7
Private sector houses
9 562
-2.3
-8.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
10 490
8.7
13.0


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.2% in April and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 3.0% in April and has risen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.2% in April and has risen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 2.3% in April after rising for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 2.3% in April and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 8.7% in April and has risen for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.1% in April and has risen for three months. The value of residential building rose 1.6% and has risen for five months. The value of non-residential building was flat.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 18.3% in April following a fall of 4.3% in the previous month. The value of residential building rose 8.4% and has risen for three months. The value of non-residential building rose 47.3% after falling for four months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2016 - Additional7 June 2016
May 2016 4 July 2016
May 2016 - Additional11 July 2016
June 2016 2 August 2016
June 2016 - Additional8 August 2016
July 2016 30 August 2016



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2014 to March 2016 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. The Building Approvals Annual Review has been operating since July 2015, requesting historical data back to the most recent large scale review (June 2012). 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 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.

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:

2014-15
2015-16
TOTAL

NSW
-43
485
442
Vic.
11
-147
-136
Qld
76
1 217
1 293
SA
15
10
25
WA
91
17
108
Tas.
13
1
14
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
25
25
Total
163
1 608
1 771




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