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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/02/2015   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec 14
Nov 14 to Dec 14
Dec 13 to Dec 14
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
17 124
1.3
2.1
Private sector houses
9 312
-0.2
2.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 528
2.9
0.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
17 753
-3.3
8.8
Private sector houses
9 314
-
4.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 985
-9.7
9.9

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.3% in December and has risen for seven months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 3.3% in December after rising for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.2% in December and has fallen for nine months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses was flat in December after falling for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 2.9% in December and has risen for seven months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 9.7% in December after rising for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.2% in December after falling for four months. The value of residential building rose 0.6% and has risen for two months. The value of non-residential building fell 0.7% and has fallen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 14.7% in December after rising for two months. The value of residential building fell 10.9% after rising for two months. The value of non-residential building fell 22.7% following a rise of 29.1% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2014 - Additional10 February 2015
January 2015 3 March 2015
January 2015 - Additional 11 March 2015
February 20151 April 2015
February 2015 - Additional10 April 2015
March 20154 May 2015



DATA NOTES

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

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.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

Dwellings
2013-14
2014-15
TOTAL

NSW
47
22
69
Vic.
7
225
232
Qld
49
17
66
SA
4
1
5
WA
16
19
35
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
3
-
3
ACT
-1
2
1
Total
125
286
411

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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