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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/05/2015   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar 15
Feb 15 to Mar 15
Mar 14 to Mar 15
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
19 333
1.8
18.2
Private sector houses
9 489
0.2
-
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 605
3.6
44.4
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
19 419
2.8
23.6
Private sector houses
9 551
1.1
1.6
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 710
5.3
59.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.8% in March and has risen for 10 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 2.8% in March following a fall of 1.6% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.2% in March and has risen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 1.1% in March and has risen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 3.6% in March and has risen for 10 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 5.3% in March following a fall of 3.0% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.9% in March and has risen for nine months. The value of residential building rose 2.5% and has risen for 12 months. The value of non-residential building fell 2.8% and has fallen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 6.2% in March following a fall of 18.1% in the previous month. The value of residential building rose 5.6% following a fall of 2.7% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 8.0% following a fall of 42.9% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2015 - Additional 11 May 2015
April 20151 June 2015
April 2015 - Additional9 June 2015
May 20151 July 2015
May 2015 - Additional8 July 2015
June 201530 July 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
2013-14
2014-15
TOTAL

NSW
1
32
33
Vic.
-
753
753
Qld
6
-16
-10
SA
-
1
1
WA
21
2
23
Tas.
-
1
1
NT
-
2
2
ACT
-
-
-
Total
28
775
803

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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