8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, July 2017 Quality Declaration 
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JULY KEY FIGURES

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

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
17 882
0.7
-11.4
Private sector houses
9 656
1.0
0.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 914
0.1
-23.0
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 299
-1.7
-13.9
Private sector houses
9 743
-
2.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 080
-6.7
-29.5

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




JULY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.7% in July and has risen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.7% in July following a rise of 11.7% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.0% in July and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses was flat in July after rising for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 0.1% in July after falling for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 6.7% in July following a rise of 21.3% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.3% in July and has risen for six months. The value of residential building was flat. The value of non-residential building rose 3.1% and has risen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.4% in July after rising for three months. The value of residential building fell 2.2% following a rise of 5.1% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 2.4% and has risen for four months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2017 - Additional6 September 2017
August 20173 October 2017
August 2017 - Additional10 October 2017
September 2017 2 November 2017
September 2017 - Additional9 November 2017
October 2017 30 November 2017



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2016 to June 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
408
-
408
Vic.
7
-
7
Qld
46
-
46
SA
-1
-
-1
WA
5
-
5
Tas.
4
-
4
NT
2
-
2
ACT
26
-
26
Total
497
-
497




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