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Contents >> State Comparison >> Building Approvals

BUILDING APPROVALS

Building approvals, Number and value

Period
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory(a)
Australian Capital Territory(a)
Australia

Number of dwelling unit approvals - Annual

2005-06
34 160
36 529
38 033
11 458
26 170
2 634
1 363
1 867
152 214
2006-07
31 402
37 942
41 516
10 818
25 087
2 940
1 464
2 246
153 415
2007-08
31 231
42 881
44 962
13 368
23 641
2 938
1 172
2 339
162 532

Monthly - Trend

2007-2008
December
2 754
3 623
3 855
1 099
1 990
264
78
162
13 826
January
2 737
3 541
3 780
1 088
1 985
265
83
159
13 638
February
2 686
3 476
3 699
1 086
1 955
261
88
161
13 413
March
2 621
3 451
3 611
1 095
1 926
258
88
174
13 225
April
2 553
3 476
3 514
1 117
1 898
255
83
199
13 096
May
2 482
3 537
3 407
1 141
1 874
256
72
226
12 996
June
2 413
3 592
3 268
1 153
1 849
260
62
248
12 845
2008-2009
July
2 327
3 609
3 100
1 141
1 805
264
58
256
12 560
August
2 236
3 558
2 898
1 106
1 734
264
61
249
12 105
September
2 138
3 452
2 678
1 056
1 643
259
68
228
11 523
October
2 035
3 329
2 469
1 004
1 553
252
75
203
10 920
November
1 932
3 236
2 255
962
1 484
246
78
182
10 375
December
1 831
3 196
2 044
930
1 443
241
79
170
9 933
January
1 739
3 188
1 869
908
1 426
236
79
162
9 606
February
1 664
3 223
1 726
896
1 430
240
75
160
9 414

Percentage change from previous month - Trend

2007-2008
June
-2.8
1.6
-4.1
1.0
-1.4
1.6
-14.5
9.5
-1.2
2008-2009
July
-3.6
0.5
-5.1
-1.1
-2.4
1.5
-6.3
3.2
-2.2
August
-3.9
-1.4
-6.5
-3.0
-3.9
-0.1
5.1
-2.6
-3.6
September
-4.4
-3.0
-7.6
-4.5
-5.3
-1.7
12.4
-8.3
-4.8
October
-4.8
-3.6
-7.8
-5.0
-5.4
-2.7
9.3
-11.3
-5.2
November
-5.1
-2.8
-8.7
-4.1
-4.4
-2.6
4.8
-10.1
-5.0
December
-5.2
-1.3
-9.4
-3.3
-2.8
-2.1
1.0
-6.7
-4.3
January
-5.1
-0.2
-8.5
-2.4
-1.2
-1.8
-0.5
-4.5
-3.3
February
-4.3
1.1
-7.7
-1.4
0.3
1.5
-4.7
-1.1
-2.0

Value of new dwelling unit approvals - Annual

2005-06
7 193
7 357
8 144
1 774
5 124
459
333
429
30 814
2006-07
7 250
8 283
9 316
1 757
5 953
525
411
493
33 987
2007-08
7 482
9 835
11 443
2 361
6 627
561
358
480
39 147

Monthly - Original ($ million)

2007-2008
December
569
764
848
167
579
48
26
25
3 027
January
509
675
769
146
781
47
9
24
2 962
February
644
797
884
188
501
49
42
45
3 151
March
533
725
705
145
518
39
32
21
2 718
April
591
757
1 201
185
544
52
23
46
3 399
May
705
840
856
235
707
59
13
25
3 441
June
647
900
832
304
436
37
30
88
3 274
2008-2009
July
647
1 026
858
246
555
72
10
67
3 480
August
541
874
765
181
573
46
21
32
3 032
September
504
838
910
249
425
53
33
34
3 046
October
644
917
1 049
176
481
54
20
132
3 474
November
454
686
480
170
365
49
46
44
2 293
December
445
654
431
165
341
45
14
28
2 122
January
291
549
380
127
299
42
12
17
1 717
February
386
848
428
171
391
38
27
36
2 325

Percentage change from previous month - Original

2007-2008
June
-8.2
7.1
-2.9
29.3
-38.4
-36.6
130.2
244.9
-4.9
2008-2009
July
0.0
14.0
3.2
-19.0
27.2
91.9
-67.4
-23.7
6.3
August
-16.4
-14.9
-10.9
-26.3
3.2
-35.5
112.0
-52.9
-12.9
September
-6.8
-4.1
19.0
37.4
-25.8
15.7
57.7
6.5
0.5
October
27.8
9.5
15.3
-29.6
13.2
1.7
-39.3
294.3
14.1
November
-29.6
-25.2
-54.3
-3.0
-24.2
-9.5
126.2
-66.4
-34.0
December
-1.9
-4.7
-10.1
-3.3
-6.5
-9.3
-70.1
-36.6
-7.5
January
-34.7
-16.0
-11.8
-22.8
-12.3
-6.3
-8.5
-41.0
-19.1
February
32.9
54.5
12.6
34.9
30.7
-9.1
113.4
117.6
35.5

(a) Extreme care should be exercised in using the trend series for number of building approvals in the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. The highly erratic nature of these data makes reliable estimation of the trend very difficult.
Source: Building Approvals, Australia, (cat. no. 8731.0)






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