8731.5 - Building Approvals, Western Australia, Sep 2003
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES
SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
For further information about these and related statistics, contact Darryl Rowe on Adelaide 08 8237 7596, or the National Information and referral Service on 1300 135 070.
ABOUT THIS ISSUE
This September quarter 2003 issue is the final issue of this publication.
In future, all data in this publication will be available in other ABS products, viz:
Some state and territory data is also available in other ABS products. Further information on these alternative sources and how to access them is in the following document:
NOTE FOR SUBSCRIBERS
The following document details the cessation of the quarterly state and territory building approvals publications, and offers alternative sources for future data.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Quarterly chain volume data incorporate a new base year, 2001-02, which has resulted in revisions to growth rates, small in most cases, for subsequent periods. In addition, the reference year has been advanced to 2001-02, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing resulted in revisions to levels, but not growth rates, for all periods (see paragraphs 25-26 of the Explanatory Notes).
Area statistics are now classified to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification, 2003 Edition (see paragraph 27 of the Explanatory Notes).
A special article 'Functional Classification of Buildings', containing data for 2001-02 and 2002-03 was included in the September 2003 issue of Building Approvals Australia (cat. no. 8731.0). This and other articles are available from the ABS web site at <www.abs.gov.au> Go to the 'Feature Articles' link on the home page, then select 'Industry/Construction'.
REVISIONS THIS QUARTER
There have been revisions made to total dwelling units since the last issue of this publication, resulting in an additional 11 dwellings in 2002-03.
A revision has also been made to the sector of ownership of a non-residential building in Western Australia. It has been revised to the private sector in August 2002 (previously included as public sector). The value of the building is $112.4m.
SYMBOLS AND OTHER USAGES
VALUE OF BUILDINGS APPROVED
VALUE OF TOTAL BUILDING
The trend estimate for the value of total building has risen for the past four months following two months of decline.
VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
The trend estimate for the value of residential building has risen for nineteen consecutive months since February 2002.
VALUE OF NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
The trend estimate for the value of non-residential building has risen for the past four months following three months of decline.
DWELLINGS APPROVED : 2002-03
TYPE OF DWELLING
The number of dwelling units approved in Western Australia during 2002–03 is shown in the table below, for each type of category, together with the distribution of each dwelling category as a percentage of total dwelling units approved for 2001–02 and 2002–03.
The number of dwelling units approved in 2002-03 was 21,766, a 7.4% increase from the previous financial year. The relative percentage of houses fell from 85.6% to 82.7% while the percentage of other residential dwellings rose from 13.5% to 16.7%.
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