8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/10/2019   
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August key figures

Aug 19
Jul 19 to Aug 19
Aug 18 to Aug 19
no.
%
%

Trend
Total dwelling units approved
12 864
-3.9
-25.6
Private sector houses
8 187
-1.0
-15.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
4 427
-9.2
-39.7
Seasonally adjusted
Total dwelling units approved
12 817
-1.1
-21.5
Private sector houses
8 068
-2.4
-17.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
4 592
3.1
-28.9

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved



August key points


Total dwelling units
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 3.9% in August.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.1% in August.


Private sector houses
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.0% in August.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 2.4% in August.


Private sector dwellings excluding houses
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 9.2% in August.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 3.1% in August.


Value of building approved
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.1% in August and has risen for eight months. The value of residential building fell 2.9% and has fallen for six months. The value of non-residential building rose 5.7% and has risen for 12 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 23.0% in August. The value of residential building fell 1.3%, while the value of non-residential building rose 54.0%.


Notes

Forthcoming issues

Issue Release date
August 2019 - Additional9 October 2019
September 201931 October 2019
September 2019 - Additional7 November 2019
October 20192 December 2019
October 2019 - Additional9 December 2019
November 20198 January 2020


Data notes

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2018 to July 2019. 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.


Revisions this month

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in the August 2019 issue are:

Dwellings
2018-19
2019-20

NSW
-84
2
Vic.
363
48
Qld
100
-
SA
32
-
WA
1
-
Tas.
-
-
NT
-
-
ACT
52
-
Total
464
50



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