1345.4 - SA Stats, Oct 2009  
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

In August 2009, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) remained steady at 952. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) rose 1.6% to 11,833, the seventh consecutive rise recorded in 2009.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in August 2009 rose slightly to 742.

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, Trend, South Australia
Graph: DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, Trend, South Australia


In the year ended August 2009, the South East Statistical Division was the only Statistical Division in the state to record an increase in dwelling units approved (up 45.5%). The Eyre Statistical Division recorded the greatest percentage decrease in dwelling units approved over the same period (down 31.4%), following a 46.4% increase during the year ended August 2008.

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, by Statistical Division, Original, South Australia

Year ended August 2008
Year ended August 2009
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
no.
%
no.
%

Adelaide
9 613
34.8
8 100
-15.7
Outer Adelaide
1 718
9.7
1 538
-10.5
Yorke and Lower North
633
30.8
501
-20.9
Murray Lands
513
-24.8
409
-20.3
South East
376
4.7
547
45.5
Eyre
341
46.4
234
-31.4
Northern
523
31.4
386
-26.2
South Australia
13 717
26.4
11 715
-14.6

Source: Building Approvals, Australia - data available on request


Map of South Australia's Statistical Divisions (PDF 2.44MB)


CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

In the June quarter 2009, the total value of building work done (in trend terms) in South Australia rose slightly to $1,050.7m, an increase of 0.4% from the March quarter 2009. The trend estimate for the value of engineering work done in the June quarter 2009 was $964.8m, an increase of 11.8% from the March quarter ($862.7m). This is the sixth consecutive increase in this series with the June quarter estimate 61.8% higher than the value recorded in the December quarter 2007.

VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, Chain volume measures - SA: Trend
Graph: VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, Chain volume measures—SA: Trend