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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Nov 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/01/2009   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Nov 08
Oct 08 to Nov 08
Nov 07 to Nov 08
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
10 307
-4.2
-26.1
Private sector houses
7 196
-3.3
-22.0
Private sector other dwellings
2 792
-6.8
-35.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
9 581
-12.8
-34.7
Private sector houses
6 829
-9.7
-27.0
Private sector other dwellings
2 433
-21.9
-50.7


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 4.2% in November 2008 and has fallen for 12 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 12.8%.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 3.3% in November.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 9.7%.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 6.8% in November.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 21.9%.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 7.1% in November. The trend estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 5.0%, while the value of alterations and additions fell 2.3%. The trend estimate for the value of non-residential building approved has fallen 10.4%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 9.9% in November. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 17.1%, while the value of alterations and additions fell 0.6%, and the value of non-residential building fell 1.6%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2008 4 February 2009
January 2009 5 March 2009
February 2009 1 April 2009
March 2009 5 May 2009
April 2009 2 June 2009
May 2009 1 July 2009



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:

2007-08
2008-09
TOTAL

NSW
50
362
412
Vic.
-
59
59
Qld
97
173
270
SA
-
4
4
WA
-
42
42
Tas.
-
3
3
NT
22
-
22
ACT
-
46
46
Total
169
689
858




DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


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