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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/09/2015   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jul 15
Jun 15 to Jul 15
Jul 14 to Jul 15
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 814
-0.7
13.8
Private sector houses
9 495
-0.5
0.7
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 023
-1.1
31.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
19 298
4.2
13.4
Private sector houses
9 322
-3.0
-2.2
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 087
6.1
25.2


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




JULY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.7% in July and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 4.2% in July following a fall of 5.2% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.5% in July and has fallen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 3.0% in July following a rise of 3.7% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 1.1% in July and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 6.1% in July following a fall of 14.1% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.6% in July and has risen for three months. The value of residential building fell 0.4% and has fallen for four months. The value of non-residential building rose 2.9% and has risen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 7.8% in July following a fall of 2.9% in the previous month. The value of residential building rose 5.9% following a fall of 5.8% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 12.2% and has risen for three months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2015 - Additional8 September 2015
August 2015 30 September 2015
August 2015 - Additional8 October 2015
September 20152 November 2015
September 2015 - Additional9 November 2015
October 2015 1 December 2015



DATA NOTES

A number of time series spreadsheets contain ‘np’ (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.

Small area data cubes will be released in an “Additional Information” release five business days after the main publication. The data cubes will be for Statistical Area Level 2 and Local Government Areas. Release dates are published under the “Forthcoming Issues” section of the publication and in ABS Release Advice.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:

Dwellings
2014-15
2015-16
TOTAL

NSW
676
-
676
Vic.
134
-
134
Qld
524
-
524
SA
38
-
38
WA
9
-
9
Tas.
4
-
4
NT
-2
-
-2
ACT
-
-
-
Total
1 383
-
1 383

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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