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NUMBER OF DWELLINGS APPROVED, Houses: Trend
In the three months to April 2008, the number of new house approvals (original) in Western Australia fell by 5.3% (218 approvals), from the previous three month period. In contrast, the total number of building approvals recorded a growth (up 0.3% or 17 approvals), following decreases of 6.0% (381 approvals) and 5.1% (304 approvals) in the three months to October 2007 and January 2008 respectively. In terms of value of approval, new houses declined (down 5.3% or $60 million) to $1,066 million and the value of total building approvals also decreased (down 31.6% or $1,082 million) to $2,343 million in the three months to April 2008.
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