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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jul 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/07/2009   
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

In May 2009, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) declined 0.2% to 974. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) rose 1.3% to 10,577, the fourth consecutive rise following the decline recorded throughout 2008.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in May 2009 remained steady at 740.

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


In the year ended May 2009, the largest percentage increase in dwelling units approved in South Australia was recorded for the South East Statistical Division (34.5%). The Yorke and Lower North Statistical Division recorded the greatest percentage decrease in dwelling units approved in the year ended May 2009 (down 18.7%), following a 33.1% increase during the year ended May 2008.

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

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

Adelaide
8 898
23.3
8 582
-3.6
Outer Adelaide
1 614
4.9
1 620
0.4
Yorke and Lower North
636
33.1
517
-18.7
Murray Lands
462
-32.2
466
0.9
South East
388
5.7
522
34.5
Eyre
324
67.0
265
-18.2
Northern
465
16.0
445
-4.3
South Australia
12 787
17.5
12 417
-2.9

Source: Building Approvals, Australia - data available on request


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


CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

In the March quarter 2009, the total value of building work done (in trend terms) in South Australia rose slightly to $1,045.7m, an increase of 0.8% from the December quarter 2008. The total value of engineering work done in the March quarter 2009 was $806.3m, an increase of 5.7% from the December quarter 2008 ($762.9m).

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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