8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2020 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/04/2020   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

February key figures

Feb 20
Jan 20 to Feb 20
Feb 19 to Feb 20
no.
%
%

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
14 823
1.0
-2.5
Private sector houses
8 633
0.6
-3.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
6 020
1.6
-0.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
15 698
19.9
-5.8
Private sector houses
8 577
-0.8
-4.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
6 948
61.7
-7.9

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved



February key points


Total dwellings units
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.0% in February.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 19.9% in February.


Private sector houses
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.6% in February.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 0.8% in February.


Private sector dwellings excluding houses
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 1.6% in February.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 61.7% in February.


Value of building approved
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.6% in February and has risen for three months. The value of residential building rose 0.9% and has risen for six months. The value of non-residential building rose 0.1% and has risen for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 4.6% in February. The value of residential building rose 14.2%, while the value of non-residential building fell 6.1%.


Notes

Forthcoming issues

Issue Release Date
February - Additional 8 April 2020
March 2020 4 May 2020
March 2020 - Additional11 May 2020
April 2020 3 June 2020
April 2020 - Additional 11 June 2020


Data notes

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2018 to January 2020. Further information about 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 and CSV files will be made available in an “Additional Information” release five business days after the main publication. These 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.


Bushfires and the coronavirus (COVID-19)

The recent bushfire events and COVID-19 did not result in significant impacts to Building Approval statistics in February 2020. Whilst it is expected that bushfire rebuilding and recovery activity will have some impact on future Building Approvals estimates, this activity is not yet present in the February estimates. The ABS is monitoring for potential impacts from COVID-19 on Building Approvals statistics.


Revisions this month

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:

Dwellings
2018-19
2019-20

NSW
157
112
Vic.
-138
88
Qld
7
47
SA
6
34
WA
-
84
Tas.
3
-
NT
-
-
ACT
-
4
Total
35
369



Inquiries

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us