8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/03/2019   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 19
Dec 18 to Jan 19
Jan 18 to Jan 19
no.
%
%

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
14 346
-3.2
-27.0
Private sector houses
9 330
-0.4
-9.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
4 871
-8.1
-46.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
14 395
2.5
-28.6
Private sector houses
9 423
2.1
-6.6
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
4 800
2.7
-51.0

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved



JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 3.2% in January.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 2.5% in January.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.4% in January.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 2.1% in January.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 8.1% in January.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 2.7% in January.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 1.5% in January and has fallen for 14 months. The value of residential building fell 2.7% and has fallen for 12 months. The value of non-residential building rose 0.4% and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.3% in January. The value of residential building fell 2.0%, while the value of non-residential building rose 6.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2019 - Additional12 March 2019
February 20192 April 2019
February 2019 - Additional9 April 2019
March 20193 May 2019
March 2019 - Additional10 May 2019
April 201930 May 2019


DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2015 to December 2018 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. Further information about the Annual Review and other potential sources of revisions can be found in the feature article released with the January 2016 8731.0 publication - "Revisions to Building Approval Statistics".

Small area data cubes will be made available in an “Additional Information” release five business days after the main publication. The data cubes will be for Statistical Area Level 2 and Local Government Areas. Release dates are published under the “Forthcoming Issues” section of the publication and in ABS Release Advice.

A number of time series spreadsheets contain ‘np’ (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:

Dwellings
Up to and including June 2017
2017-18
2018-19

NSW
134
110
90
Vic.
92
2
-107
Qld
123
112
-63
SA
-
-2
-6
WA
1
-34
7
Tas.
21
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-33
19
-4
Total
338
207
-83

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)


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