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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/07/2009   
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May 09
Apr 09 to May 09
May 08 to May 09
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
10 577
1.3
-18.3
Private sector houses
7 839
2.4
-9.0
Private sector other dwellings
2 331
-3.4
-42.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
9 953
-12.5
-22.4
Private sector houses
7 831
-2.0
-8.5
Private sector other dwellings
1 677
-43.6
-57.5


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




MAY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 1.3% in May 2009 and has risen for the last four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 12.5% following increases in the previous three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 2.4% in May and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 2.0% following increases in the previous four months.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 3.4% in May and has now fallen for 11 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 43.6%.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 0.4% in May. The trend estimates for the value of new residential building approved and alterations and additions approved rose 2.3% and 0.2% respectively. The trend estimate for the value of non-residential building approved fell 4.2%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 12.3% in May. The seasonally adjusted estimates for the value of new residential building approved and alterations and additions approved fell 5.6% and 13.4% respectively. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building fell 20.9%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
June 2009 30 July 2009
July 2009 1 September 2009
August 2009 30 September 2009
September 2009 4 November 2009
October 2009 1 December 2009
November 2009 6 January 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:

2007-08
2008-09
TOTAL

NSW
-
20
20
Vic.
-
27
27
Qld
-
117
117
SA
12
8
20
WA
-
12
12
Tas.
-
1
1
NT
-
12
12
ACT
-
-
-
Total
12
197
209




DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


INQUIRIES

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