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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/06/2015   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

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

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
19 045
-0.4
16.5
Private sector houses
9 837
1.1
4.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 998
-1.8
35.9
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 715
-4.4
16.3
Private sector houses
10 130
4.7
9.1
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 271
-15.0
27.5


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.4% in April after rising for ten months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 4.4% in April following a rise of 2.9% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.1% in April and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 4.7% in April and has risen for four months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 1.8% in April after rising for ten months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 15.0% in April following a rise of 4.5% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 1.0% in April and has fallen for two months. The value of residential building fell 0.1% after rising for 12 months. The value of non-residential building fell 3.3% and has fallen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 4.1% in April following a rise of 4.8% in the previous month. The value of residential building fell 3.5% following a rise of 4.7% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building fell 5.4% following a rise of 4.9% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2015 - Additional9 June 2015
May 2015 1 July 2015
May 2015 - Additional 8 July 2015
June 2015 30 July 2015
June 2015 - Additional6 August 2015
July 2015 1 September 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
9
551
560
Vic.
-
4
4
Qld
-
276
276
SA
-
1
1
WA
147
322
469
Tas.
-
5
5
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
7
7
Total
156
1 166
1 322

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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