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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/10/2005   
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From 2002-03 to 2003-04 the total value of building approvals in Mersey-Lyell increased by 35.9%, from $98.0 million to $133.3 million. This increase comprised a:

  • 99.2% increase in the value of new houses approved (from $40.8 million to $81.2 million)
  • 802.8% increase in the value of new other residential building approvals (from $0.8 million to $6.9 million)
  • 51.1% increase in the value of alterations and additions to total residential building approvals (from $10.3 million to $15.6 million)
  • 35.8% decrease in the value of non-residential building approvals (from $46.2 million to $29.7 million).

VALUE OF BUILDINGS APPROVED, Mersey-Lyell Region
New houses
New other
residential building
Alterations
/ additions to
residential building(a)
Total
residential building
Non-
residential building
Total
building

Local government area
$'000
$'000
$'000
$'000
$'000
$'000

2002-03
Burnie
4,899
-
1,245
6,145
8,011
14,155
Central Coast
8,110
-
2,459
10,569
3,799
14,367
Circular Head
2,872
-
659
3,531
1,467
4,998
Devonport
9,030
610
1,915
11,555
17,281
28,837
Kentish
1,877
-
499
2,376
1,951
4,326
King Island
623
-
315
938
540
1,478
Latrobe
8,282
150
1,642
10,074
1,100
11,173
Waratah/Wynyard
4,711
-
1,440
6,151
9,012
15,163
West Coast
357
-
122
479
3,065
3,544
Total
40,761
760
10,296
51,817
46,224
98,042

Tasmania
247,706
14,231
62,810
324,746
201,475
526,221

2003-04
Burnie
10,518
-
2,762
13,280
6,708
19,988
Central Coast
16,257
1,044
2,645
19,946
2,244
22,190
Circular Head
3,934
90
1,275
5,299
4,186
9,485
Devonport
18,688
3,886
3,862
26,436
9,928
36,364
Kentish
7,081
886
465
8,432
452
8,884
King Island
675
-
287
962
610
1,572
Latrobe
14,273
755
2,132
17,160
3,078
20,238
Waratah/Wynyard
9,388
200
2,011
11,599
1,168
12,767
West Coast
377
-
118
495
1,305
1,800
Total
81,191
6,861
15,557
103,609
29,679
133,288

Tasmania
387,132
71,182
95,572
553,886
187,023
740,909

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Includes conversions.
Source: ABS data available on request, Building Approvals collection.


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