8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2018 Quality Declaration 
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug 18
Jul 18 to Aug 18
Aug 17 to Aug 18
no.
%
%

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
17 456
-1.9
-9.1
Private sector houses
9 655
-1.2
-3.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 612
-2.7
-15.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
16 477
-9.4
-13.6
Private sector houses
9 572
-1.9
-4.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
6 788
-17.2
-23.7

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved



AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.9% in August.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 9.4% in August


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.2% in August.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 1.9% in August.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 2.7% in August.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 17.2% in August.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 1.3% in August and has fallen for nine months. The value of residential building fell 0.8% and has fallen for seven months. The value of non-residential building fell 2.3% and has fallen for 13 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 9.5% in August following a 6.9% rise in July. The value of residential building rose 0.7%, while the value of non-residential building fell 24.5%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2018 - Additional 10 October 2018
September 201830 October 2018
September 2018 - Additional 7 November 2018
October 20183 December 2018
October 2018 - Additional10 December 2018
November 2018 9 January 2019



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2017 to July 2018 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. Further information about the Annual Review and other potential sources of revisions can be found in the feature article released with the January 2016 8731.0 publication - "Revisions to Building Approval Statistics".

Small area data cubes will be made available 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.

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


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

Dwellings
2017-18
2018-19

NSW
192
1
Vic.
-29
-
Qld
77
-
SA
-21
-
WA
4
36
Tas.
-
-
NT
-
-
ACT
-
-
Total
223
37



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