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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jul 2008  
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

In May 2008, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) was 1,135. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) was 12,636.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in May 2008 was 872.

Dwelling Units Approved, Trend, South Australia
Graph: Dwelling Units Approved, Trend, South Australia


In the year ended May 2008, the largest increase in dwelling units approved in South Australia was recorded for the Eyre Statistical Division (SD) (67.0%). This follows a 40.1% fall in the number of dwelling units approved in the Eyre SD in the year ending May 2007. The Murray Lands SD recorded the largest decrease in dwelling units approved in the year ended May 2008 (down 32.2%), following a 48.0% increase in the year ended May 2007.

Dwelling Units Approved, by Statistical Division (SD), Original, South Australia

Year ended May 2007
Year ended May 2008
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
no.
%
no.
%

Adelaide
7 218
-5.5
8 928
23.7
Outer Adelaide
1 516
-9.8
1 575
3.9
Yorke and Lower North
478
-7.0
621
29.9
Murray Lands
681
48.0
462
-32.2
South East
367
-3.7
388
5.7
Eyre
194
-40.1
324
67.0
Northern
401
16.6
463
15.5
South Australia
10 855
-4.3
12 761
17.6

Source: Building Approvals, Australia - data available on request


Map of South Australia's Statistical Divisions (PDF 2.44MB)


CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

In the March quarter 2008, the total value of building work done (in trend terms) in South Australia was $899.4m, a decrease of 0.3% from the previous quarter. Engineering work done in this quarter was $556.0m, an increase of 1.7% from the December quarter 2007 ($546.7m).

Value of construction work done, Chain volume measures, Trend, South Australia
Graph: Value of construction work done, Chain volume measures, Trend, South Australia



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