8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2017 Quality Declaration 
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug 17
Jul 17 to Aug 17
Aug 16 to Aug 17
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 312
1.1
-6.5
Private sector houses
9 824
0.9
3.1
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 212
1.3
-16.0
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 514
0.4
-15.5
Private sector houses
9 797
-0.6
3.1
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 496
4.8
-29.2


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.1% in August and has risen for seven months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.4% in August following a fall of 1.2% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.9% in August and has risen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 0.6% in August after rising for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 1.3% in August and has risen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 4.8% in August following a fall of 6.6% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.3% in August after rising for six months. The value of residential building rose 0.7% and has risen for four months. The value of non-residential building fell 1.8% after rising for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 5.0% in August and has fallen for two months. The value of residential building rose 2.2% following a fall of 1.5% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building fell 15.7% following a rise of 1.1% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2017 - Additional10 October 2017
September 2017 2 November 2017
September 2017 - Additional9 November 2017
October 2017 30 November 2017
October 2017 - Additional7 December 2017
November 20179 January 2018



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2016 to July 2017 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
2016-17
2017-18
TOTAL

NSW
-109
131
22
Vic.
14
-
14
Qld
-28
7
-21
SA
1
-1
-
WA
157
43
200
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
2
2
ACT
30
-
30
Total
65
182
247

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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