8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, June 2012 Quality Declaration 
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MEDIA RELEASE

31 July 2012
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
112/2012

Private sector house approvals fall in June

ABS Building Approvals show that the number of dwellings approved fell 2.5% in June 2012, in seasonally adjusted terms, following a rise of 27.0% in the previous month.

Dwelling approvals decreased in in June in Victoria (-14.6%) but increased Western Australia (28.9%), Queensland (18.0%), Tasmania (9.2%), New South Wales (7.7%) and South Australia (4.1%) in seasonally adjusted terms.

In seasonally adjusted terms, approvals for private sector houses fell 1.1% in June. Private sector house approvals fell in New South Wales (-4.5%) and Victoria (-3.3%) but rose in Queensland (5.3%), Western Australia (4.4%) and South Australia (0.4%).

The value of total building approved fell 9.8% in June, in seasonally adjusted terms, after rising for 2 months. The value of residential building rose 0.2% while non-residential building fell 22.3%.

Further information is available in Building Approvals, Australia (cat no. 8731.0) on the ABS website at www.abs.gov.au

Media Note: Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.