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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Sep 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2008   
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STATE COMPARISONS

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
10 806
25 087
2 940
1 464
2 246
153 403
2007-08
30 472
42 817
43 640
12 997
22 592
2 931
1 150
2 339
158 938

Monthly - Trend

2006-2007
April
2 580
3 144
3 645
874
1 931
243
108
212
12 737
May
2 532
3 249
3 658
878
1 947
242
109
228
12 842
June
2 470
3 390
3 683
899
1 967
239
109
230
12 988
2007-2008
July
2 444
3 531
3 728
939
1 970
236
105
220
13 173
August
2 477
3 644
3 781
986
1 957
235
96
204
13 381
September
2 548
3 711
3 830
1 033
1 939
237
86
187
13 571
October
2 629
3 713
3 832
1 067
1 932
244
80
173
13 670
November
2 697
3 670
3 789
1 081
1 935
250
76
168
13 665
December
2 730
3 593
3 722
1 082
1 943
256
77
166
13 568
January
2 714
3 517
3 644
1 078
1 936
259
79
165
13 393
February
2 644
3 466
3 562
1 079
1 906
257
82
165
13 164
March
2 550
3 434
3 486
1 092
1 865
253
83
172
12 936
April
2 454
3 420
3 415
1 114
1 809
246
82
191
12 729
May
2 353
3 420
3 347
1 132
1 744
236
78
218
12 528
June
2 310
3 424
3 276
1 159
1 693
226
73
256
12 415

Percentage change from previous month - Trend

2007-2008
October
3.2
0.1
0.1
3.3
-0.4
3.0
-7.0
-7.5
0.7
November
2.6
-1.2
-1.1
1.3
0.2
2.5
-5.0
-2.9
0.0
December
1.2
-2.1
-1.8
0.1
0.4
2.4
1.3
-1.2
-0.7
January
-0.6
-2.1
-2.1
-0.4
-0.4
1.2
2.6
-0.6
-1.3
February
-2.6
-1.5
-2.3
0.1
-1.5
-0.8
3.8
0.0
-1.7
March
-3.6
-0.9
-2.1
1.2
-2.2
-1.6
1.2
4.2
-1.7
April
-3.8
-0.4
-2.0
2.0
-3.0
-2.8
-1.2
11.0
-1.6
May
-4.1
0.0
-2.0
1.6
-3.6
-4.1
-4.9
14.1
-1.6
June
-1.8
0.1
-2.1
2.4
-2.9
-4.2
-6.4
17.4
-0.9

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
7 408
8 283
9 316
1 755
5 953
525
411
493
34 144
2007-08
7 284
9 804
10 876
2 236
6 082
560
349
480
37 673

Monthly - original ($ million)

2006-2007
April
595
654
756
138
418
39
35
24
2 660
May
605
769
852
170
564
57
37
84
3 139
June
667
690
870
145
575
40
25
56
3 068
2007-2008
July
572
837
844
169
459
39
25
57
3 002
August
599
929
995
161
508
42
37
29
3 300
September
636
773
903
189
535
55
25
22
3 137
October
510
1 038
1 068
211
469
45
85
42
3 468
November
920
799
1 023
256
591
47
12
56
3 704
December
571
758
848
167
579
48
26
25
3 022
January
499
662
769
146
502
47
9
24
2 658
February
630
797
883
188
500
49
42
45
3 137
March
533
722
705
145
488
39
30
21
2 683
April
590
750
1 162
185
533
52
15
46
3 333
May
706
839
840
229
514
59
13
25
3 225
June
519
899
836
188
406
37
30
88
3 003

Percentage change from previous month - Original

2007-2008
October
-19.7
34.2
18.4
11.7
-12.4
-16.6
244.4
91.4
10.6
November
80.2
-23.0
-4.3
21.5
26.0
4.0
-86.4
34.6
6.8
December
-38.0
-5.1
-17.1
-34.8
-2.0
0.8
128.7
-55.4
-18.4
January
-12.5
-12.7
-9.3
-12.4
-13.3
-2.4
-64.5
-3.8
-12.0
February
26.3
20.4
14.9
28.6
-0.3
6.2
349.2
87.7
18.0
March
-15.5
-9.4
-20.2
-22.8
-2.5
-20.9
-28.9
-53.5
-14.5
April
10.7
3.8
64.9
27.4
9.2
33.1
-49.2
118.9
24.2
May
19.6
11.9
-27.8
23.5
-3.5
13.3
-12.9
-44.9
-3.3
June
-26.5
7.2
-0.4
-17.6
-21.1
-36.6
130.2
244.9
-6.9

(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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