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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/05/2008   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar 08
Feb 08 to Mar 08
Mar 07 to Mar 08
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 799
-2.1
1.8
Private sector houses
8 840
-1.1
3.3
Private sector other dwellings
3 695
-3.9
-
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 495
-5.7
-0.7
Private sector houses
8 611
-5.8
-1.0
Private sector other dwellings
3 753
0.3
4.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 2.1% in March 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 5.7% in March following a revised fall of 0.8% in February.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.1% in March following a revised fall of 0.9% in February.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 5.8% in March following a revised increase of 1.2% in February.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 3.9% in March.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 0.3% in March.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 0.9% in March. The trend estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 2.5% and the value of alterations and additions fell 0.3%. The value of non-residential building approved rose 0.9%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 0.1% in March. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 6.0% in March. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of alterations and additions fell 7.0% and the value of non-residential building rose 8.9%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2008 3 June 2008
May 2008 2 July 2008
June 2008 30 July 2008
July 2008 2 September 2008
August 2008 30 September 2008
September 2008 5 November 2008



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:

2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
TOTAL

NSW
-
-
1
1
1 004
2
-
1 008
Vic.
-
-
-
-
-
10
177
187
Qld
5
2
-
2
35
49
1 235
1 328
SA
-
1
-
54
53
-
- 1
199
WA
-
-
92
1
318
-
-
319
Tas.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Total
5
3
93
58
1 410
61
1 411
3 041



These revisions are primarily a result of the ongoing audits of building approvals data, conducted by municipalities and the ABS.

The inclusion of previously missing data from Victorian private certifiers resulted in an upward revision of 177 dwelling units to the estimates for Victoria in 2007-08.

The inclusion of previously missing data from Gold Coast City Council resulted in upward revisions to the estimates for Queensland in 2007-08. The missing data contributed
  • 1209 dwellings to the estimate of the number of dwelling units approved,
  • $194m to the estimate of the value of other residential building approved, and
  • $67.5m to the estimate of the value of non-residential building approved.

These missing permits were due to data extraction problems.


DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


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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