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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/03/2010   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb 10
Jan 10 to Feb 10
Feb 09 to Feb 10
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
14 677
0.6
42.9
Private sector houses
9 785
0.4
34.3
Private sector other dwellings
3 242
-1.8
20.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 929
-3.3
34.2
Private sector houses
9 711
-0.9
33.3
Private sector other dwellings
2 698
-10.9
-4.9


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 0.6% in February 2010 and has risen for 13 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 3.3% and has fallen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.4% in February and has risen for 14 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.9% following rises in the previous two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 1.8% in February and is now showing falls for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 10.9% and has fallen for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimates for the value of building approved should be interpreted with caution. See the data notes on page 2 of this publication.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 4.5% in February. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved increased 0.5% while the value of approved residential alterations and additions increased 6.2%. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building fell 13.0%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2010 5 May 2010
April 2010 1 June 2010
May 2010 1 July 2010
June 2010 3 August 2010
July 2010 31 August 2010
August 2010 30 September 2010



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:

2008-09
2009-10
TOTAL

NSW
1
160
161
Vic.
-
207
207
Qld
-
252
252
SA
-
-
-
WA
-
-3
-3
Tas.
-
1
1
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
1
617
618




DATA NOTES

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building approvals may be affected by initiatives within the Government stimulus package, which included the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and the Social Housing Initiative as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. BER impacts have been quantified and removed from the trend estimates because of its short term nature. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 20 to 23 of the explanatory notes.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Pamment on Adelaide (08) 8237 7648.


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