8731.1 - Building Approvals, New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory, Sep 2003
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SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
For further information about these and related statistics, contact Darryl Rowe on Adelaide 08 8237 7596, or the National Information and referral Service on 1300 135 070.
ABOUT THIS ISSUE
This September quarter 2003 issue is the final issue of this publication.
In future, all data in this publication will be available in other ABS products, viz:
Some state and territory data is also available in other ABS products. Further information on these alternative sources and how to access them is in the following document:
NOTE FOR SUBSCRIBERS
The following document details the cessation of the quarterly state and territory building approvals publications, and offers alternative sources for future data.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Quarterly chain volume data incorporate a new base year, 2001-02, which has resulted in revisions to growth rates, small in most cases, for subsequent periods. In addition, the reference year has been advanced to 2001-02, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing resulted in revisions to levels, but not growth rates, for all periods (see paragraphs 25-26 of the Explanatory Notes).
Area statistics are now classified to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification, 2003 Edition (see paragraphs 27-28 of the Explanatory Notes).
Estimates have been included in this issue for one council that was unable to report all building work approved in their municipality this month: Holroyd (New South Wales).
A special article 'Functional Classification of Buildings', containing data for 2001-02 and 2002-03 was included in the September 2003 issue of Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0). This and other articles are available from the ABS web site at <www.abs.gov.au.> Go to the 'Feature Articles' link on the home page, then select 'Industry/Construction'.
REVISIONS THIS QUARTER
There have been revisions made to total dwelling units since the last issue of this publication, resulting in an additional 71 dwellings in NSW in 2002-03.
SYMBOLS AND OTHER USAGES
VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
VALUE OF TOTAL BUILDING
The trend estimate of the value of total building approved has risen for each month of the September 2003 quarter.
VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
The trend estimate of the value of residential building approved has increased for the last five months, following five months of decline.
VALUE OF NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building approved has fallen for the past six months.
DWELLINGS APPROVED : 2002-03 - New South Wales
TYPE OF DWELLING
The number of dwelling units approved in New South Wales during 2002–03 is shown in the table below, for each type of dwelling category, together with the distribution of each dwelling category as a percentage of total dwelling units approved for 2001–02 and 2002–03.
The total number of dwelling units approved in 2002-03 was 48,828, a decline of 1,503 (or 3.0%) from the previous financial year. The number of houses as a proportion of total dwelling units approved has fallen slightly from 54.7% in 2001-02 to 50.2% in 2002-03, while the number of other residential dwellings has risen from 43.2% of total dwellings in 2001-2002 to 47.1% in 2002-03.
SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES - Australian Capital Territory
DWELLING UNITS APPROVED
SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS - Australian Capital Territory
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