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1345.4 - SA Stats, Nov 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/11/2009   
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

In September 2009, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) rose slightly to 967. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) rose 2.0% to 12,270 continuing the upward movement that began in February 2009.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in September 2009 rose slightly to 754.

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, Trend, South Australia
Graph: DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, Trend, South Australia


In the year ended September 2009, the number of dwelling units approved in South Australia fell 17.0%. Decreases occurred across all statistical divisions with the South East Statistical Division recording the largest decrease (30.2%). This follows a 50.3% increase for this statistical division during the year ended September 2008.

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, by Statistical Division, Original, South Australia

Year ended September 2008
Year ended September 2009
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
no.
%
no.
%

Adelaide
9 468
26.0
8 055
-14.9
Outer Adelaide
1 786
16.0
1 494
-16.3
Yorke and Lower North
631
25.7
499
-20.9
Murray Lands
528
-20.4
417
-21.0
South East
553
50.3
386
-30.2
Eyre
328
34.4
239
-27.1
Northern
523
22.2
372
-28.9
South Australia
13 817
22.7
11 462
-17.0

Source: Building Approvals, Australia - data available on request


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


CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

In the June quarter 2009, the total value of building work done (in trend terms) in South Australia rose slightly to $1,050.7m, an increase of 0.4% from the March quarter 2009. The trend estimate for the value of engineering work done in the June quarter 2009 was $964.8m, an increase of 11.8% from the March quarter ($862.7m). This is the sixth consecutive increase in this series with the June quarter estimate 61.8% higher than the value recorded in the December quarter 2007.

VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, Chain volume measures - SA: Trend
Graph: VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, Chain volume measures—SA: Trend



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