8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/05/2008   
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED


STATE TRENDS


NEW SOUTH WALES

Graph: Dwelling units approved - NSW

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in New South Wales fell 2.1% in March and has fallen for three months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 0.7% in March and is showing rises for nine consecutive months.


VICTORIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Victoria fell 1.3% in March and has now fallen for five months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses rose 0.2% in March and is now showing rises for the past two months.


QUEENSLAND
Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland fell 4.2% in March and has now fallen for the last five months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 3.1% in March and has fallen for five months.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia fell 1.8% in March and is now showing falls for three months. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 0.5% in March following rises for the last 20 months.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Western Australia fell 0.2% in March after being flat in February. The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses fell 1.4% in March and has fallen for the last 25 months.