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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/02/2011   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec 10
Nov 10 to Dec 10
Dec 09 to Dec 10
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
13 437
0.5
-9.7
Private sector houses
8 136
-0.3
-16.5
Private sector other dwellings
4 868
2.9
34.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
14 457
8.7
-5.0
Private sector houses
8 181
-
-16.0
Private sector other dwellings
5 574
21.3
37.9

- 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




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.5% in December 2010 and is now showing rises for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 8.7% following a fall of 3.9% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.3% in December and has fallen for 12 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved is flat in December following a fall of 0.6% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 2.9% in December and is now showing rises for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 21.3% following a fall of 6.4% last month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved rose 0.7% in December and is now showing rises for four months. 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 rose 8.3% in December. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total residential building rose 5.7% and the value of non-residential building rose 13.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2011 3 March 2011
February 2011 31 March 2011
March 2011 5 May 2011
April 2011 31 May 2011
May 2011 4 July 2011
June 2011 2 August 2011



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:

2009-10
2010-11
TOTAL

NSW
-1
56
55
Vic.
16
467
483
Qld
-
295
295
SA
-
36
36
WA
-4
-6
-10
Tas.
-
31
31
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
11
879
890




DATA NOTES

Widespread flooding in Queensland has had no impact on the collation of these statistics for December 2010. The January 2011 release of this publication is expected to be impacted, both in terms of actual approvals occurring in the month and due to difficulties in collecting data for flood affected areas. Data notes in that publication will provide more details on the nature of those impacts.

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. From June 2009 to February 2010 BER impacts were quantified and removed from the trend estimates because of its short term nature. From March 2010 these impacts are no longer removed from the trend estimates as their effect has significantly declined. 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 Rebecca Eales on Adelaide (08) 8237 7648.


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