8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Nov 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 08/01/2020   
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November key figures

Nov 19
Oct 19 to Nov 19
Nov 18 to Nov 19
no.
%
%

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
13 758
0.8
-11.8
Private sector houses
8 244
-0.3
-12.7
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 345
2.9
-10.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
14 675
11.8
-3.8
Private sector houses
8 456
6.1
-9.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
6 048
22.6
5.5

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved



November key points


Total dwelling units
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.8% in November.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 11.8% in November.


Private sector houses
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.3% in November.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 6.1% in November.


Private sector dwellings excluding houses
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 2.9% in November.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 22.6% in November.


Value of building approved
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 2.6% in November and has fallen for five months. The value of residential building fell 0.7% and has fallen for nine months. The value of non-residential building fell 5.0% and has fallen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 6.5% in November. The value of residential building rose 5.2%, while the value of non-residential building fell 20.7%.


Notes

Forthcoming issues

Issue Release date
November 2019 - Additional15 January 2020
December 20193 February 2020
December 2019 - Additional10 February 2020
January 20203 March 2020
January 2020 - Additional11 March 2020
February 20201 April 2020


Data notes

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2018 to October 2019. Further information about 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 and CSV files will be made available in an “Additional Information” release five business days after the main publication. These 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 the November 2019 issue are:

Dwellings
2018-19
2019-20

NSW
18
11
Vic.
-66
86
Qld
-28
27
SA
62
60
WA
9
6
Tas.
4
-
NT
-
-
ACT
-
-
Total
-1
190



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