8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2019 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/05/2019   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar 19
Feb 19 to Mar 19
Mar 18 to Mar 19
no.
%
%

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
14 914
-0.6
-22.4
Private sector houses
8 808
-1.4
-14.7
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 953
0.8
-31.5
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
14 429
-15.5
-27.3
Private sector houses
8 635
-3.2
-18.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 588
-30.6
-38.8

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved



MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.6% in March.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 15.5% in March.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.4% in March.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 3.2% in March.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 0.8% in March.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 30.6% in March.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved was flat in March. The value of residential building rose 0.4% and has risen for two months. The value of non-residential building fell 0.6% after rising for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 14.4% in March. The value of residential building fell 17.6%, while the value of non-residential building fell 8.7%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2019 - Additional 10 May 2019
April 201930 May 2019
April 2019 - Additional6 June 2019
May 20193 July 2019
May 2019 - Additional10 July 2019
June 201930 July 2019


DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2017 to February 2019 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 the March 2019 issue are:

Dwellings
2017-18
2018-19

NSW
60
56
Vic.
-
142
Qld
-
38
SA
5
28
WA
25
10
Tas.
-
3
NT
-
-
ACT
-
90
Total
90
367



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