8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2018 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec 18
Nov 18 to Dec 18
Dec 17 to Dec 18
no.
%
%

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
14 875
-4.1
-24.7
Private sector houses
9 261
-1.1
-9.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 467
-8.5
-41.2
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 995
-8.4
-22.5
Private sector houses
9 134
-2.2
-11.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
4 712
-18.8
-38.0

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 4.1% in December.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 8.4% in December.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.1% in December.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 2.2% in December.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 8.5% in December.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 18.8% in December.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 1.5% in December and has fallen for 13 months. The value of residential building fell 2.6% and has fallen for 12 months. The value of non-residential building rose 0.2%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 7.5% in December. The value of residential building fell 5.9%, while the value of non-residential building fell 9.8%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2018 - Additional11 February 2019
January 2018 4 March 2019
January 2018 - Additional12 March 2019
February 20182 April 2019
February 2018 - Additional9 April 2019
March 20183 May 2019


DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2017 to November 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
56
248
Vic.
55
-
Qld
72
-3
SA
-1
-38
WA
1
8
Tas.
-
-
NT
-
-
ACT
-
-
Total
183
215



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