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1345.4 - SA Stats, Feb 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/02/2010   
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

For the fifth consecutive month the number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) has increased with 1,002 approvals recorded in December 2009. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) rose 3.1% to 14,594 continuing the upward movement that began in February 2009.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in December 2009 fell slightly to 736.

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, Trend, South Australia
Graph: DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, Trend, South Australia


In 2009, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia fell 11.1% compared to the previous year. Decreases occurred across all statistical divisions with the Northern Statistical Division recording the largest decrease (32.3%).

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, by Statistical Division, Original, South Australia

Year ended December 2008
Year ended December 2009
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
no.
%
no.
%

Adelaide
8 920
10.0
8 239
-7.6
Outer Adelaide
1 767
11.9
1 495
-15.4
Yorke and Lower North
592
9.0
488
-17.6
Murray Lands
512
-23.4
441
-13.9
South East
528
38.2
422
-20.1
Eyre
324
25.6
261
-19.4
Northern
508
8.8
344
-32.3
South Australia
13 151
9.5
11 690
-11.1

Source: Building Approvals, Australia - data available on request


Map of South Australia's Statistical Divisions (PDF 2.44MB)


CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

In the September quarter 2009, the total value of building work done (in trend terms) in South Australia remained steady at $1,101.7m. The trend estimate for the value of engineering work done in the September quarter 2009 was $1,217.5m, an increase of 11.9% from the June quarter ($1,087.6m). This is the seventh consecutive increase in this series with the September quarter estimate 93.3% higher than the value recorded in the December quarter 2007.

VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, Chain volume measures - SA: Trend
Graph: VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, Chain volume measures—SA: Trend



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