8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2019 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/04/2019   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb 19
Jan 19 to Feb 19
Feb 18 to Feb 19
no.
%
%

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
15 203
0.4
-21.7
Private sector houses
9 092
-0.8
-12.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 988
2.6
-32.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
17 074
19.1
-12.5
Private sector houses
8 970
-3.6
-13.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 998
64.6
-9.1

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved



FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.4% in February.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 19.1% in February.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.8% in February.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 3.6% in February.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 2.6% in February.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 64.6% in February.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.3% in February and has risen for two months. The value of residential building rose 0.8% and has risen for two months. The value of non-residential building rose 1.9% and has risen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 15.4% in February. The value of residential building rose 24.7%, while the value of non-residential building rose 2.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES
ISSUE Release Date
February 2019 - Additional 9 April 2019
March 20193 May 2019
March 2019 - Additional 10 May 2019
April 2019 30 May 2019
April 2019 - Additional 6 June 2019
May 20193 July 2019


DATA NOTES

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

Dwellings
2017-18
2018-19

NSW
9
74
Vic.
-
29
Qld
25
62
SA
-9
1
WA
-
3
Tas.
-
-4
NT
-
-
ACT
-
-
Total
25
165



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