8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2020 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/06/2020
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April key points
Total dwelling units
Private sector houses
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
Value of building approved
In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2018 to March 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.
In this release, the method for calculating seasonally adjusted estimates was updated for some series, to better reflect the observance of the ANZAC day holiday when it falls on a weekend.
Managing the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on building approvals statistics
The ABS is currently monitoring for potential impacts from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on building approvals statistics and will continue to do so for the period of the pandemic.
Quality assurance of April data did not identify any major impact to headline statistics. Since it takes some time to approve an application for building construction work, there will be a lag between any change in the number of applications, and the statistics presented in this publication.
The ABS is actively managing the potential risks from COVID-19 to data collection operations. The ABS appreciates the support of federal, state and local government in continuing to provide the data to compile this publication.
Revisions this month
Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:
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