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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/03/2015   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 15
Dec 14 to Jan 15
Jan 14 to Jan 15
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
17 541
1.3
5.0
Private sector houses
9 399
-
1.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 830
2.6
8.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
19 282
7.9
9.1
Private sector houses
9 449
0.4
-2.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 566
19.6
23.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.3% in January and has risen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 7.9% in January following a fall of 2.8% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved was flat in January.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 0.4% in January and has risen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 2.6% in January and has risen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 19.6% in January following a fall of 9.4% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 2.5% in January and has risen for seven months. The value of residential building rose 2.9% and has risen for 10 months. The value of non-residential building rose 1.4% and has risen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 28.7% in January following a fall of 10.9% in the previous month. The value of residential building rose 11.2% following a fall of 5.1% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 73.5% following a fall of 22.9% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January - Additional11 March 2015
February 2015 1 April 2015
February 2015 - Additional10 April 2015
March 2015 4 May 2015
March 2015 - Additional11 May 2015
April 2015 1 June 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

For each January Building Approvals release, the ABS provides additional details about revisions applied to periods prior to the previous financial year. For the January 2015 release, revisions are provided for the time period up to and including June 2013. Revisions prior to the previous financial year are generally not included in any other release.

An additional release of small area data cubes will also be included in the "Additional Information" release noted above. SuperTABLE data cubes will be released for Statistical Area Level 2 and Local Government Areas for the period July 2011 to June 2013.

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

Dwellings
Up to and including June 2013
2013-14
2014-15
TOTAL

NSW
889
8
-8
889
Vic.
96
-47
246
295
Qld
215
16
354
585
SA
4
5
2
11
WA
2
3
16
21
Tas.
2
-
-
2
NT
1
-
1
2
ACT
-
-
-
-
Total
1 209
-15
611
1 805

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



INQUIRIES

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