8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2016 Quality Declaration 
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jul 16
Jun 16 to Jul 16
Jul 15 to Jul 16
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
19 971
0.2
0.9
Private sector houses
9 459
-0.5
-3.5
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
10 280
0.9
5.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
20 987
11.3
3.1
Private sector houses
9 342
-0.5
-2.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
11 393
23.0
15.7


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 0.2% in July and has risen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 11.3% in July after falling for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.5% in July and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 0.5% in July and has fallen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 0.9% in July and has risen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 23.0% in July after falling for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.9% in July and has risen for seven months. The value of residential building rose 0.9% and has risen for eight months. The value of non-residential building rose 3.9% and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 3.2% in July and has risen for two months. The value of residential building rose 6.2% after falling for two months. The value of non-residential building fell 2.5% following a rise of 16.5% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2016 - Additional6 September 2016
August 2016 4 October 2016
August 2016 - Additional11 October 2016
September 2016 2 November 2016
September 2016 - Additional8 November 2016
October 2016 30 November 2016



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2015 to June 2016 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. The Building Approvals Annual Review has been operating since July 2015, requesting historical data back to the most recent large scale review (June 2012). 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 released 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.

In July 2016, the ABS released the second edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001). The updated ASGS will be implemented in Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0) from the January 2017 issue, scheduled for release on 2 March 2017.

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
2015-16
2016-17
TOTAL

NSW
1088
-
1088
Vic.
76
-
76
Qld
-86
-
-86
SA
11
-
11
WA
91
-
91
Tas.
2
-
2
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
1182
-
1182




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