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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 increased in the Northern Region by 37.0%, from $138.6 million to $189.9 million. This increase comprised a:

  • 51.3% increase in the value of new houses approved (from $62.4 million to $94.4 million)
  • 42.4% increase in the value of new other residential building approvals (from $6.8 million to $9.6 million)
  • 45.0% increase in the value of alterations and additions to total residential buildings approved (from $15.8 million to $23.0 million)
  • 17.2% increase in the value of non-residential buildings approved (from $53.6 million to $62.9 million).

VALUE OF BUILDINGS APPROVED, Northern 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
Break O’Day
4,734
-
1,359
6,093
4,285
10,378
Dorset
2,465
-
1,100
3,565
545
4,110
Flinders
1,587
-
192
1,779
269
2,048
George Town
3,049
-
545
3,594
1,542
5,137
Launceston
18,842
6,762
6,823
32,427
38,067
70,493
Meander Valley
12,545
-
1,372
13,918
5,565
19,482
Northern Midlands
4,152
-
1,686
5,837
1,731
7,568
West Tamar
15,043
-
2,758
17,801
1,622
19,423
Total
62,417
6,762
15,835
85,014
53,625
138,639
Tasmania
247,706
14,231
62,810
324,746
201,475
526,221

2003-04
Break O’Day
6,479
584
1,612
8,675
1,950
10,625
Dorset
3,298
500
898
4,696
1,201
5,897
Flinders
1,934
-
526
2,460
85
2,545
George Town
5,899
-
1,900
7,799
18,867
26,666
Launceston
26,114
7,104
10,392
43,610
33,840
77,450
Meander Valley
17,460
-
1,533
18,993
4,492
23,485
Northern Midlands
12,135
214
2,817
15,166
1,831
16,997
West Tamar
21,129
1,225
3,277
25,631
600
26,231
Total
94,448
9,627
22,955
127,030
62,866
189,896

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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