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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jan 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/01/2009   
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

In November 2008, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) fell 3.9% to 972. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) fell 4.2% to 10,307.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in November 2008 fell 3.9% to 712. This was the seventh consecutive monthly fall.

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


In the year ended November 2008, the largest percentage increase in dwelling units approved in South Australia was recorded for the South East Statistical Division (SD) (40.2%). This follows a 5.0% fall in the number of dwelling units approved in the South East SD in the year ending November 2007. The Murray Lands SD recorded the largest percentage decrease in dwelling units approved in the year ended November 2008 (down 23.5%), following a 41.2% increase during the year ended November 2007.

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, by Statistical Division (SD), Original, South Australia

Year ended November 2007
Year ended November 2008
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
no.
%
no.
%

Adelaide
8 040
2.4
8 613
7.1
Outer Adelaide
1 547
-2.9
1 740
12.5
Yorke and Lower North
526
2.7
597
13.5
Murray Lands
668
41.2
511
-23.5
South East
378
-5.0
530
40.2
Eyre
254
2.0
325
28.0
Northern
469
30.6
508
8.3
South Australia
11 882
3.9
12 824
7.9

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 2008, the total value of building work done (in trend terms) in South Australia was $997.6m, an increase of 1.8% from $980.1m for the June quarter 2008. The total value of engineering work done in the September quarter 2008 was $646.0m, an increase of 1.1% from the June quarter 2008 ($639.3m).

VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, Chain volume measures, Trend, South Australia
Graph: VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, Chain volume measures, Trend, South Australia



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