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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jan 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/01/2010   
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

In November 2009, there were 992 dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms). Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) rose 2.7% to 13,555 continuing the upward movement that began in February 2009.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in November 2009 rose slightly to 742.

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


In the year ended November 2009, the number of dwelling units approved in South Australia fell 12.4%. Decreases occurred across all statistical divisions with the Northern Statistical Division recording the largest decrease (31.0%).

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

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

Adelaide
9 003
12.0
8 160
-9.4
Outer Adelaide
1 750
13.2
1 508
-13.8
Yorke and Lower North
602
14.4
474
-21.3
Murray Lands
514
-23.1
426
-17.1
South East
530
40.2
413
-22.1
Eyre
328
29.6
257
-21.6
Northern
510
8.3
352
-31.0
South Australia
13 237
11.4
11 590
-12.4

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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