8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2018 Quality Declaration 
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GROWTH IN APPROVALS

INTRODUCTION

The Australian economy has recently experienced a residential 'building boom', with high levels of building approvals driving the number of dwellings constructed to record levels.

This article presents the areas in Australia with the largest and fastest growth in residential dwellings approved since the August 2016 Census of Population and Housing. The number of dwellings approved since the 2016 Census is taken from the December 2018 release of Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0). Data in this article is presented at Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2s) from the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). To view SA2 boundaries please refer to ABS Maps.

"Fastest Growth Areas" are defined as those SA2s where the number of approvals since 2016 Census, relative to the total dwelling stock as at 2016 Census, are highest. "Largest Growth Areas" are defined as SA2s where the number of approvals since 2016 Census are highest. Data are presented for the following types of dwellings:

    • 'Houses' - defined as detached buildings used for long term residential purposes, consisting of only one dwelling unit and are not a result of alterations or additions to a pre-existing building.
    • 'Other Residential' - include both semi-detached row or terrace houses (attached in some structural way to one or more dwellings, with their own private grounds and no separate dwelling above or below) and flats, units or apartments (blocks of dwellings that don't have their own private grounds and usually share a common entrance, foyer or stairwell).
    • 'Total residential' - the combination of both 'Houses' and 'Other Residential'.

For further information refer to Functional Classification of Buildings, 1999 (Revision 2011) (cat. no. 1268.0.55.001).

For alignment with residential Building Approvals, the following types of dwellings have been excluded from the 2016 Census dwelling stock figures; caravans, cabins, houseboats, improvised homes, tents, sleepers out, houses or flats attached to a shop/office and not stated.

It should be noted that this analysis does not represent growth in dwelling stock because approvals do not represent actual construction or completion of the approved dwelling. Additionally, this analysis does not account for demolitions of existing dwellings.

Please note, in the tables below, two key exclusions have been applied where relevant:
    • SA2s with a base dwelling stock of zero as a percentage change cannot be calculated, applicable in the Australia level tables 2, 4 and 6.
    • SA2s with a base dwelling stock AND new approvals under 25 dwellings applicable in the Australia and State level tables 2, 4, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15.
Data presented in this article are available in the 'Growth in Approvals' data cube on the downloads tab.


RESULTS

National Overview

From August 2016 to December 2018, there were 528,766 residential dwellings approved in Australia. This represents a 5.4% increase from total residential dwelling stock at the 2016 Census. There were more houses approved (287,348) than other residential dwellings (241,418), although the growth in other residential dwellings approved since the 2016 Census (9.1%) was higher than that of new houses (4.1%).

New South Wales led the way in terms of total residential dwellings approved (166,636), with 94,995 other residential dwellings approved (9.4% from 2016 Census) and 71,641 houses approved (3.6% from 2016 Census).

Victoria came in a close second, with 166,172 total residential dwellings approved. Victoria had the largest number of new houses approved 91,917 (representing a 5.1% increase from the 2016 Census) and the second highest number of other residential dwellings approved 74,255 (representing an 11.0% increase from the 2016 Census).

The Australian Capital Territory and Victoria had the highest growth from their 2016 Census dwelling stock, increasing 8.8% and 6.7% respectively in terms of total residential dwellings approved. In the Australian Capital Territory this was driven by 11,494 other residential dwellings approved (a 20.2% increase from the 2016 Census).


Table 1: Total Residential Dwellings approved since 2016 Census, State/Territories and Australia

Total Dwelling Stock 2016 Census (a)
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (b)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census



Houses
Other Residential 
Total Residential
Houses
Other Residential 
Total Residential
Houses
Other Residential
Total Residential
NSW
1,986,509
1,014,650
              3,001,359
         71,641
                         94,995
                   166,636
3.6
9.4
5.6
Vic.
1,816,906
675,563
              2,492,435
         91,917
                         74,255
                   166,172
5.1
11.0
6.7
Qld
1,463,695
467,402
              1,930,956
         60,575
                         39,251
                      99,826
4.1
8.4
5.2
SA
586,060
169,091
                 755,134
         19,592
                           9,222
                      28,814
3.3
5.5
3.8
WA
818,727
227,972
              1,046,709
         33,577
                         10,922
                      44,499
4.1
4.8
4.3
Tas.
209,251
29,000
                 238,260
           5,637
                               900
                        6,537
2.7
3.1
2.7
NT
54,252
26,651
                    80,919
           1,555
                               379
                        1,934
2.9
1.4
2.4
ACT
105,775
56,907
                 162,675
           2,854
                         11,494
                      14,348
2.7
20.2
8.8
Total
7,041,175
2,667,236
9,708,447
      287,348
                      241,418
                   528,766
4.1
9.1
5.4

(a) Please note that there are small random adjustments made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from table totals.
(b) August 2016 to December 2018.


Growth Areas: New Houses

Moncrieff, Australian Capital Territory was the fastest growing area in Australia, with a 952.8% increase in the number of houses approved from 2016 Census dwelling stock. Victoria had the next two fastest growing areas, with Mickleham - Yuroke increasing 284.6% and Rockbank - Mount Cottrell increasing 271.6% from 2016 Census dwelling stock. Lawson, Australian Capital Territory (110.0%) and Riverstone - Marsden Park, New South Wales (96.0%) rounded out the top five.


Table 2: Fastest Growth Areas - New Houses

Statistical Area Level 2 (a)State
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (b)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census (c)

MoncrieffACT
                              53
                       505
952.8
Mickleham - YurokeVic.
                        1,114
                   3,170
284.6
Rockbank - Mount CottrellVic.
                            616
                   1,673
271.6
LawsonACT
                              60
                         66
110.0
Riverstone - Marsden ParkNSW
                        5,392
                   5,178
96.0
RipleyQld
                        1,649
                   1,486
90.1
PimpamaQld
                        2,524
                   2,267
89.8
Cobbitty - LeppingtonNSW
                        5,706
                   4,778
83.7
Palmerston - SouthNT
                            780
                       641
82.2
Cranbourne EastVic.
                        7,885
                   5,736
72.7
WollertVic.
                        2,804
                   1,723
61.4
Cranbourne SouthVic.
                        2,880
                   1,556
54.0
Beaconsfield - OfficerVic.
                        4,134
                   2,215
53.6
Rouse Hill - Beaumont HillsNSW
                        5,783
                   3,038
52.5
Pallara - WillawongQld
                        1,530
                       746
48.8
North CoogeeWA
                            298
                       139
46.6
Werribee - WestVic.
                        4,007
                   1,520
37.9
TruganinaVic.
                        5,352
                   1,986
37.1
Point Cook - EastVic.
                        3,730
                   1,368
36.7
Rochedale - BurbankQld
                        2,016
                       718
35.6

(a) Please note that SA2s with a base dwelling stock of zero have been excluded from the table as a percentage change cannot be calculated.
(b) August 2016 to December 2018.
(c) SA2s with a base dwelling stock and new approvals under 25 dwellings have been excluded.


Eleven of the top 20 largest growing areas in Australia were in Victoria. Cranbourne East, Victoria led the way with 5,736 new houses approved since the 2016 Census, followed by Riverstone - Marsden Park, New South Wales (5,178), Cobbitty - Leppington, New South Wales (4,778), Mickleham - Yuroke, Victoria (3,170) and Tarneit, Victoria (3,055),


Table 3: Largest Growth Areas - New Houses

Statistical Area Level 2State
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (a)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census

Cranbourne EastVic.
                        7,885
                5,736
72.7
Riverstone - Marsden ParkNSW
                        5,392
                5,178
96.0
Cobbitty - LeppingtonNSW
                        5,706
                4,778
83.7
Mickleham - YurokeVic.
                        1,114
                3,170
284.6
TarneitVic.
                        8,589
                3,055
35.6
Rouse Hill - Beaumont HillsNSW
                        5,783
                3,038
52.5
PimpamaQld
                        2,524
                2,267
89.8
Beaconsfield - OfficerVic.
                        4,134
                2,215
53.6
TruganinaVic.
                        5,352
                1,986
37.1
EllenbrookWA
                      11,118
                1,848
16.6
GrovedaleVic.
                        8,112
                1,822
22.5
WollertVic.
                        2,804
                1,723
61.4
Rockbank - Mount CottrellVic.
                            616
                1,673
271.6
Caloundra - WestQld
                        6,105
                1,652
27.1
Cranbourne SouthVic.
                        2,880
                1,556
54.0
Springfield LakesQld
                        4,946
                1,551
31.4
Ingleburn - Denham CourtNSW
                        4,730
                1,529
32.3
Werribee - WestVic.
                        4,007
                1,520
37.9
Wyndham ValeVic.
                        7,746
                1,497
19.3
RipleyQld
                        1,649
                1,486
90.1

(a) August 2016 to December 2018.


Growth Areas: New Other Residential Dwellings

The top five fastest growing areas in terms of other residential dwellings approved are all areas with very low dwelling stock at the 2016 Census, driving the large percentage increases seen in Table 4.

Banksmeadow, New South Wales was the fastest growing area in Australia, with a 6,350.0% increase in the number of new other residential dwellings approved from the 2016 Census. Burpengary - East, Queensland (4,866.7%), Port Melbourne Industrial, Victoria (4,657.1%), Ripley, Queensland (3,666.7%) and Morayfield, Queensland (1,560.0%) rounded out the top five.


Table 4: Fastest Growth Areas - Other Residential

Statistical Area Level 2 (a)State
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (b)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census (c)

BanksmeadowNSW
                                4
                       254
6350.0
Burpengary - EastQld
                                3
                       146
4866.7
Port Melbourne IndustrialVic.
                                7
                       326
4657.1
RipleyQld
                                3
                       110
3666.7
MorayfieldQld
                                5
                         78
1560.0
Austral - GreendaleNSW
                              14
                       164
1171.4
Cobbitty - LeppingtonNSW
                            132
                       739
559.8
Riverstone - Marsden ParkNSW
                            484
                   2,246
464.0
Prestons - Edmondson ParkNSW
                            184
                       827
449.5
StrathfieldsayeVic.
                              15
                         59
393.3
Rochedale - BurbankQld
                              75
                       211
281.3
WoodendVic.
                              98
                       212
216.3
CoombsACT
                            348
                       578
166.1
Rouse Hill - Beaumont HillsNSW
                        1,063
                   1,751
164.7
Asquith - Mount ColahNSW
                            488
                       802
164.3
Eagle Farm - PinkenbaQld
                            428
                       680
158.9
Bonnells Bay - SilverwaterNSW
                              99
                       139
140.4
Queanbeyan RegionNSW
                              51
                         65
127.5
Castle Hill - NorthNSW
                            746
                       938
125.7
Redland BayQld
                            175
                       209
119.4

(a) Please note that SA2's with a base dwelling stock of zero have been excluded from the table as a percentage change cannot be calculated.
(b) August 2016 to December 2018.
(c) SA2s with a base dwelling stock and new approvals under 25 dwellings have been excluded.


The areas with the largest number of new other residential dwellings approved since the 2016 Census were mostly located in Victoria and New South Wales. Melbourne, Victoria led the way (5,049 other residential dwellings approved), followed by Homebush Bay - Silverwater, New South Wales (3,985), Waterloo - Beaconsfield, New South Wales (3,290), Southbank, Victoria (3,058) and Liverpool, New South Wales (2,949) rounding out the top five.


Table 5: Largest Growth Areas, Other Residential

Statistical Area Level 2State
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (a)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census

MelbourneVic.
                      21,751
                5,049
23.2
Homebush Bay - SilverwaterNSW
                        6,509
                3,985
61.2
Waterloo - BeaconsfieldNSW
                      16,010
                3,290
20.5
SouthbankVic.
                      11,437
                3,058
26.7
LiverpoolNSW
                        7,111
                2,949
41.5
Riverstone - Marsden ParkNSW
                            484
                2,246
464.0
Macquarie Park - MarsfieldNSW
                        7,037
                2,189
31.1
Sydney - Haymarket - The RocksNSW
                      13,186
                2,174
16.5
North MelbourneVic.
                        9,621
                2,035
21.2
Wentworthville - WestmeadNSW
                        3,228
                1,794
55.6
Rouse Hill - Beaumont HillsNSW
                        1,063
                1,751
164.7
PenrithNSW
                        3,366
                1,703
50.6
Arncliffe - Bardwell ValleyNSW
                        5,642
                1,587
28.1
AdelaideSA
                        7,344
                1,564
21.3
BelconnenACT
                        3,279
                1,509
46.0
HomebushNSW
                        4,967
                1,494
30.1
Fortitude ValleyQld
                        4,290
                1,436
33.5
South BrisbaneQld
                        3,211
                1,425
44.4
Perth CityWA
                      17,244
                1,407
8.2
Box HillVic.
                        4,989
                1,394
27.9

(a) August 2016 to December 2018.


Growth Areas: Total Residential Dwellings

Banksmeadow, New South Wales was the fastest growing area in Australia, with a 6,350.0% increase in total residential dwellings approved from the 2016 Census. Then Victoria took out second spot with Port Melbourne Industrial increasing 3,622.2%, followed by Moncrieff, ACT (1,847.3%), Lawson, ACT (564.6%) and Mickleham - Yuroke, Victoria (272.2%) rounding out the top five.


Table 6: Fastest Growth Areas, Total Residential

Statistical Area Level 2 (a)State
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (b)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census

BanksmeadowNSW
4
254
6350.0
Port Melbourne IndustrialVic.
9
326
3622.2
MoncrieffACT
55
1016
1847.3
LawsonACT
65
367
564.6
Mickleham - YurokeVic.
1168
3179
272.2
Rockbank - Mount CottrellVic.
629
1688
268.4
Riverstone - Marsden ParkNSW
5874
7424
126.4
Eagle Farm - PinkenbaQld
545
680
124.8
RipleyQld
1651
1596
96.7
PimpamaQld
3144
3000
95.4
Cobbitty - LeppingtonNSW
5833
5517
94.6
CoombsACT
702
616
87.7
GreenwayACT
1030
741
71.9
Rouse Hill - Beaumont HillsNSW
6847
4789
69.9
Cranbourne EastVic.
8859
6081
68.6
WollertVic.
3029
1922
63.5
Palmerston - SouthNT
1166
707
60.6
Homebush Bay - SilverwaterNSW
7499
3985
53.1
Beaconsfield - OfficerVic.
4664
2406
51.6
GungahlinACT
2317
1193
51.5

(a) Please note that SA2's with a base dwelling stock of zero have been excluded from the table as a percentage change cannot be calculated.
(b) August 2016 to December 2018.


Both New South Wales and Victoria had nine areas in the top 20 number of total residential dwellings approved since the 2016 Census. Riverstone - Marsden Park, New South Wales (7,424 dwellings approved) had the largest number of dwellings approved since the 2016 Census, followed by Cranbourne East, Victoria (6,081) and Cobbitty - Leppington, New South Wales (5,517). Melbourne, Victoria (5,049) and Rouse Hill - Beaumont Hills, New South Wales (4,789), rounded out the top five.


Table 7: Largest Growth Areas - Total Residential

Statistical Area Level 2State
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (a)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census

Riverstone - Marsden ParkNSW
                        5,874
                7,424
126.4
Cranbourne EastVic.
                        8,859
                6,081
68.6
Cobbitty - LeppingtonNSW
                        5,833
                5,517
94.6
MelbourneVic.
                      21,788
                5,049
23.2
Rouse Hill - Beaumont HillsNSW
                        6,847
                4,789
69.9
Homebush Bay - SilverwaterNSW
                        7,499
                3,985
53.1
Waterloo - BeaconsfieldNSW
                      16,852
                3,306
19.6
TarneitVic.
                      10,696
                3,273
30.6
Mickleham - YurokeVic.
                        1,168
                3,179
272.2
LiverpoolNSW
                      10,012
                3,061
30.6
SouthbankVic.
                      11,460
                3,059
26.7
PimpamaQld
                        3,144
                3,000
95.4
Beaconsfield - OfficerVic.
                        4,664
                2,406
51.6
Prestons - Edmondson ParkNSW
                        4,890
                2,266
46.3
Macquarie Park - MarsfieldNSW
                        8,757
                2,212
25.3
Sydney - Haymarket - The RocksNSW
                      13,209
                2,174
16.5
TruganinaVic.
                        7,145
                2,060
28.8
North MelbourneVic.
                      10,191
                2,051
20.1
Caloundra - WestQld
                        7,502
                1,935
25.8
WollertVic.
                        3,029
                1,922
63.5

(a) August 2016 to December 2018.


STATE RESULTS

The following tables show the top five fastest and largest growth areas in each state.

New South Wales

The fastest growing SA2 in New South Wales as a proportion of 2016 Census dwelling stock for total residential dwelling approvals was Banksmeadow (6,350.0%), while the largest growing SA2 by total number of dwellings approved since the 2016 Census was Riverstone - Marsden Park with 7,424 residential dwelling approvals.


Table 8: Fastest and Largest Growth Areas - New South Wales

Statistical Area Level 2
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (a)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census

New Houses
Fastest Growing
Riverstone - Marsden Park
5,392
5,178
96.0
Cobbitty - Leppington
5,706
4,778
83.7
Rouse Hill - Beaumont Hills
5,783
3,038
52.5
Ingleburn - Denham Court
4,730
1,529
32.3
Prestons - Edmondson Park
4,707
1,439
30.6
Largest Growing
Riverstone - Marsden Park
5,392
5,178
96.0
Cobbitty - Leppington
5,706
4,778
83.7
Rouse Hill - Beaumont Hills
5,783
3,038
52.5
Ingleburn - Denham Court
4,730
1,529
32.3
Prestons - Edmondson Park
4,707
1,439
30.6

New other residential
Fastest Growing
Banksmeadow
4
254
6350.0
Austral - Greendale
14
164
1171.4
Cobbitty - Leppington
132
739
559.8
Riverstone - Marsden Park
484
2,246
464.0
Prestons - Edmondson Park
184
827
449.5
Largest Growing
Homebush Bay - Silverwater
6,509
3,985
61.2
Waterloo - Beaconsfield
16,010
3,290
20.5
Liverpool
7,111
2,949
41.5
Riverstone - Marsden Park
484
2,246
464.0
Macquarie Park - Marsfield
7,037
2,189
31.1

Total residential
Fastest Growing
Banksmeadow
4
254
6350.0
Riverstone - Marsden Park
5,874
7,424
126.4
Cobbitty - Leppington
5,833
5,517
94.6
Rouse Hill - Beaumont Hills
6,847
4,789
69.9
Homebush Bay - Silverwater
7,499
3,985
53.1
Largest Growing
Riverstone - Marsden Park
5,874
7,424
126.4
Cobbitty - Leppington
5,833
5,517
94.6
Rouse Hill - Beaumont Hills
6,847
4,789
69.9
Homebush Bay - Silverwater
7,499
3,985
53.1
Waterloo - Beaconsfield
16,852
3,306
19.6

(a) August 2016 to December 2018.


Victoria

The fastest growing SA2 in Victoria as a proportion of 2016 Census dwelling stock for total residential dwelling approvals was Port Melbourne Industrial (3,622.2%), while the largest growing SA2 by total number of dwellings approved since the 2016 Census was Cranbourne East with 6,081 residential dwelling approvals.


Table 9: Fastest and Largest Growth Areas - Victoria

Statistical Area Level 2
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (a)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census

New Houses
Fastest Growing
Mickleham - Yuroke
1,114
3,170
284.6
Rockbank - Mount Cottrell
616
1,673
271.6
Cranbourne East
7,885
5,736
72.7
Wollert
2,804
1,723
61.4
Cranbourne South
2,880
1,556
54.0
Largest Growing
Cranbourne East
7,885
5,736
72.7
Mickleham - Yuroke
1,114
3,170
284.6
Tarneit
8,589
3,055
35.6
Beaconsfield - Officer
4,134
2,215
53.6
Truganina
5,352
1,986
37.1

New other residential
Fastest Growing
Port Melbourne Industrial
7
326
4657.1
Strathfieldsaye
15
59
393.3
Woodend
98
212
216.3
Wollert
228
199
87.3
Cairnlea
273
194
71.1
Largest Growing
Melbourne
21,751
5,049
23.2
Southbank
11,437
3,058
26.7
North Melbourne
9,621
2,035
21.2
Box Hill
4,989
1,394
27.9
Footscray
5,012
1,258
25.1

Total residential
Fastest Growing
Port Melbourne Industrial
9
326
3622.2
Mickleham - Yuroke
1,168
3,179
272.2
Rockbank - Mount Cottrell
629
1,688
268.4
Cranbourne East
8,859
6,081
68.6
Wollert
3,029
1,922
63.5
Largest Growing
Cranbourne East
8,859
6,081
68.6
Melbourne
21,788
5,049
23.2
Tarneit
10,696
3,273
30.6
Mickleham - Yuroke
1,168
3,179
272.2
Southbank
11,460
3,059
26.7

(a) August 2016 to December 2018.


Queensland

The fastest growing SA2 in Queensland as a proportion of 2016 Census dwelling stock for total residential dwelling approvals was Eagle Farm - Pinkenba (124.8%), while the largest growing SA2 by total number of dwellings approved since the 2016 Census was Pimpama with 3,000 residential dwelling approvals.


Table 10: Fastest and Largest Growth Areas - Queensland

Statistical Area Level 2
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (a)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census (b)

New Houses
Fastest Growing
Ripley
1,649
1,486
90.1
Pimpama
2,524
2,267
89.8
Pallara - Willawong
1,530
746
48.8
Rochedale - Burbank
2,016
718
35.6
Coomera
3,106
988
31.8
Largest Growing
Pimpama
2,524
2,267
89.8
Caloundra - West
6,105
1,652
27.1
Springfield Lakes
4,946
1,551
31.4
Ripley
1,649
1,486
90.1
Jimboomba
8,470
1,323
15.6

New other residential
Fastest Growing
Burpengary - East
3
146
4866.7
Ripley
3
110
3666.7
Morayfield
5
78
1560.0
Rochedale - Burbank
75
211
281.3
Eagle Farm - Pinkenba
428
680
158.9
Largest Growing
Fortitude Valley
4,290
1,436
33.5
South Brisbane
3,211
1,425
44.4
Mermaid Beach - Broadbeach
6,743
1,160
17.2
Surfers Paradise
13,430
1,136
8.5
West End
3,410
765
22.4

Total residential
Fastest Growing
Eagle Farm - Pinkenba
545
680
124.8
Ripley
1,651
1,596
96.7
Pimpama
3,144
3,000
95.4
Pallara - Willawong
1,549
746
48.2
Rochedale - Burbank
2,089
929
44.5
Largest Growing
Pimpama
3,144
3,000
95.4
Caloundra - West
7,502
1,935
25.8
Springfield Lakes
5,332
1,667
31.3
North Lakes - Mango Hill
10,680
1,653
15.5
Ripley
1,651
1,596
96.7

(a) August 2016 to December 2018.
(b) SA2s with a base dwelling stock and new approvals under 25 dwellings have been excluded.


South Australia

The fastest growing SA2 in South Australia as a proportion of 2016 Census dwelling stock for total residential dwelling approvals was Adelaide (20.2%). The largest growing SA2 by total number of dwellings approved since the 2016 Census was also Adelaide with 1,568 residential dwelling approvals.


Table 11: Fastest and Largest Growth Areas - South Australia

Statistical Area Level 2
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (a)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census

New Houses
Fastest Growing
Munno Para West - Angle Vale
4,000
650
16.3
Virginia - Waterloo Corner
1,674
270
16.1
Mount Barker
6,504
954
14.7
McLaren Vale
2,380
267
11.2
Fulham
910
84
9.2
Largest Growing
Mount Barker
6,504
954
14.7
Northgate - Oakden - Gilles Plains
7,530
684
9.1
Munno Para West - Angle Vale
4,000
650
16.3
Enfield - Blair Athol
6,722
528
7.9
Seaford
8,481
461
5.4

New other residential
Fastest Growing
Uraidla - Summertown
126
100
79.4
Highbury - Dernancourt
181
61
33.7
Prospect
1,723
401
23.3
Aldinga
590
129
21.9
Adelaide
7,344
1,564
21.3
Largest Growing
Adelaide
7,344
1,564
21.3
Plympton
4,776
625
13.1
Paradise - Newton
2,695
566
21.0
Hindmarsh - Brompton
3,689
485
13.1
Prospect
1,723
401
23.3

Total residential
Fastest Growing
Adelaide
7,779
1,568
20.2
Virginia - Waterloo Corner
1,693
270
15.9
Munno Para West - Angle Vale
4,436
672
15.1
Mount Barker
6,997
992
14.2
McLaren Vale
2,473
281
11.4
Largest Growing
Adelaide
7,779
1,568
20.2
Mount Barker
6,997
992
14.2
Plympton
11,298
918
8.1
Northgate - Oakden - Gilles Plains
9,887
873
8.8
Paradise - Newton
8,546
868
10.2

(a) August 2016 to December 2018.


Western Australia

The fastest growing SA2 in Western Australia as a proportion of 2016 Census dwelling stock for total residential dwelling approvals was North Coogee (31.6%), while the largest growing SA2 by total number of dwellings approved since the 2016 Census was Ellenbrook with 1,862 residential dwelling approvals.

Table 12: Fastest and Largest Growth Areas - Western Australia

Statistical Area Level 2
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (a)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census (b)

New Houses
Fastest Growing
North Coogee
298
139
46.6
Alkimos - Eglinton
3,012
948
31.5
Casuarina - Wandi
1,841
512
27.8
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters
6,088
1,167
19.2
Ellenbrook
11,118
1,848
16.6
Largest Growing
Ellenbrook
11,118
1,848
16.6
Baldivis
11,417
1,321
11.6
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters
6,088
1,167
19.2
Alkimos - Eglinton
3,012
948
31.5
Armadale - Wungong - Brookdale
6,301
921
14.6

New other residential
Fastest Growing
Duncraig
310
128
41.3
Booragoon
1,876
551
29.4
North Coogee
804
210
26.1
Merredin
126
31
24.6
Pemberton
57
14
24.6
Largest Growing
Perth City
17,244
1,407
8.2
Rivervale - Kewdale - Cloverdale
4,767
805
16.9
South Perth - Kensington
4,947
608
12.3
Booragoon
1,876
551
29.4
Claremont
2,319
384
16.6

Total residential
Fastest Growing
North Coogee
1,106
349
31.6
Alkimos - Eglinton
3,307
993
30.0
Casuarina - Wandi
1,995
523
26.2
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters
6,912
1,174
17.0
Two Rocks
1,275
198
15.5
Largest Growing
Ellenbrook
13,078
1,862
14.2
Perth City
18,785
1,436
7.6
Baldivis
11,963
1,323
11.1
Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters
6,912
1,174
17.0
Alkimos - Eglinton
3,307
993
30.0

(a) August 2016 to December 2018.
(b) SA2s with a base dwelling stock and new approvals under 25 dwellings have been excluded.


Tasmania

The fastest growing SA2 in Tasmania as a proportion of 2016 Census dwelling stock for total residential dwelling approvals was Rokeby (10.5%), while the largest growing SA2 by total number of dwellings approved since the 2016 Census was Kingston - Huntingfield with 277 residential dwelling approvals.


Table 13: Fastest and Largest Growth Areas - Tasmania

Statistical Area Level 2
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (a)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census (b)

New Houses
Fastest Growing
Rokeby
2,366
237
10.0
Old Beach - Otago
1,557
115
7.4
Brighton - Pontville
1,780
130
7.3
Latrobe
1,858
134
7.2
Risdon Vale
1,055
73
6.9
Largest Growing
Rokeby
2,366
237
10.0
Sorell - Richmond
3,509
214
6.1
Kingston - Huntingfield
4,369
213
4.9
Triabunna - Bicheno
3,741
165
4.4
Dodges Ferry - Lewisham
4,009
157
3.9

New other residential
Fastest Growing
Sorell - Richmond
115
48
41.7
Geilston Bay - Risdon
41
14
34.1
Quoiba - Spreyton
30
10
33.3
Cambridge
28
8
28.6
Legana
82
16
19.5
Largest Growing
Kingston - Huntingfield
452
64
14.2
Claremont (Tas.)
947
53
5.6
Sorell - Richmond
115
48
41.7
Prospect Vale - Blackstone
477
43
9.0
Lindisfarne - Rose Bay
368
39
10.6

Total residential
Fastest Growing
Rokeby
2,604
273
10.5
Latrobe
2,023
160
7.9
Old Beach - Otago
1,677
128
7.6
Sorell - Richmond
3,625
262
7.2
Quoiba - Spreyton
1,182
85
7.2
Largest Growing
Kingston - Huntingfield
4,821
277
5.7
Rokeby
2,604
273
10.5
Sorell - Richmond
3,625
262
7.2
Howrah - Tranmere
4,561
168
3.7
Triabunna - Bicheno
3,840
165
4.3

(a) August 2016 to December 2018.
(b) SA2s with a base dwelling stock and new approvals under 25 dwellings have been excluded.


Northern Territory

The fastest growing SA2 in the Northern Territory as a proportion of 2016 Census dwelling stock for total residential dwelling approvals was Palmerston - South (60.6%). The largest growing SA2 by total number of dwellings approved since the 2016 Census was also Palmerston - South with 707 residential dwelling approvals.


Table 14: Fastest and Largest Growth Areas - Northern Territory

Statistical Area Level 2
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (a)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census (b)

New Houses
Fastest Growing
Palmerston - South
780
641
82.2
Berrimah
297
38
12.8
Lyons (NT)
1,294
131
10.1
Ross
613
49
8.0
East Arnhem
1,193
71
6.0
Largest Growing
Palmerston - South
780
641
82.2
Lyons (NT)
1,294
131
10.1
East Arnhem
1,193
71
6.0
Humpty Doo
2,981
65
2.2
Katherine
2,634
64
2.4

New other residential
Fastest Growing
Durack - Marlow Lagoon
53
16
30.2
Palmerston - South
385
66
17.1
Victoria River
52
8
15.4
Gulf
138
19
13.8
Lyons
209
28
13.4
Largest Growing
Palmerston - South
385
66
17.1
Mount Johns
979
49
5.0
Nightcliff
1,184
36
3.0
Lyons (NT)
209
28
13.4
Katherine
587
22
3.7

Total residential
Fastest Growing
Palmerston - South
1,166
707
60.6
Lyons (NT)
1,505
159
10.6
Berrimah
479
38
7.9
Ross
745
59
7.9
East Arnhem
1,360
83
6.1
Largest Growing
Palmerston - South
1,166
707
60.6
Lyons (NT)
1,505
159
10.6
Katherine
3,225
86
2.7
East Arnhem
1,360
83
6.1
Humpty Doo
3,032
65
2.1

(a) August 2016 to December 2018.
(b) SA2s with a base dwelling stock and new approvals under 25 dwellings have been excluded.


Australian Capital Territory

The fastest growing SA2 in the Australian Capital Territory as a proportion of 2016 Census dwelling stock for total residential dwelling approvals was Moncrieff (1,847.3%), while the largest growing SA2 by total number of dwellings approved since the 2016 Census was Belconnen with 1,509 residential dwelling approvals.


Table 15: Fastest and Largest Growth Areas - Australian Capital Territory

Statistical Area Level 2
Dwelling Stock 2016 Census
Dwellings approved post 2016 Census (a)
Percentage increase from 2016 Census (b)

New Houses
Fastest Growing
Moncrieff
53
505
952.8
Lawson
60
66
110.0
Coombs
353
38
10.8
Holt
1,239
115
9.3
Hall
101
6
5.9
Largest Growing
Moncrieff
53
505
952.8
Throsby
0
416
.
Denman Prospect
0
322
.
Taylor
0
258
.
Holt
1,239
115
9.3

New other residential
Fastest Growing
Coombs
348
578
166.1
Dickson
558
506
90.7
Gungahlin
1,426
1,187
83.2
Greenway
978
741
75.8
Farrer
290
172
59.3
Largest Growing
Belconnen
3,279
1,509
46.0
Gungahlin
1,426
1,187
83.2
Braddon
2,824
1,019
36.1
Greenway
978
741
75.8
Civic
1,576
581
36.9

Total residential
Fastest Growing
Moncrieff
55
1,016
1,847.3
Lawson
65
367
564.6
Coombs
702
616
87.7
Greenway
1,030
741
71.9
Gungahlin
2,317
1,193
51.5
Largest Growing
Belconnen
3,310
1,509
45.6
Gungahlin
2,317
1,193
51.5
Braddon
3,026
1,020
33.7
Moncrieff
55
1,016
1,847.3
Greenway
1,030
741
71.9

(a) August 2016 to December 2018.
(b) SA2s with a base dwelling stock and new approvals under 25 dwellings have been excluded.