8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/05/2019   
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APRIL KEY FIGURES

Apr 19
Mar 19 to Apr 19
Apr 18 to Apr 19
no.
%
%

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
14 819
-0.6
-21.8
Private sector houses
8 545
-1.9
-16.8
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
6 116
1.2
-27.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
14 123
-4.7
-24.2
Private sector houses
8 397
-2.6
-20.5
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 595
-6.5
-28.8

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved



APRIL KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.6% in April.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 4.7% in April.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.9% in April.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 2.6% in April.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 1.2% in April.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 6.5% in April.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.2% in April and has fallen for two months. The value of residential building fell 0.9% and has fallen for 15 months. The value of non-residential building rose 1.0% and has risen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 4.9% in April. The value of residential building fell 2.4%, while the value of non-residential building rose 16.1%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES


ISSUE Release Date
April 2019 - Additional6 June 2019
May 20193 July 2019
May 2019 - Additional10 July 2019
June 2019 30 July 2019
June 2019 - Additional6 August 2019
July 2019 30 August 2019



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2017 to March 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.

This is the final issue for which SuperTABLE (.srd) files will be released. As of the May 2019 additional issue (scheduled for release on 10 July 2019), all data items that were previously provided as part of the .srd files will be available in .csv file format. All other data files will be maintained and produced to the same timetable currently in place for this release.

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 April 2019 issue are:

Dwellings
2017-18
2018-19

NSW
35
-121
Vic.
-35
606
Qld
51
-184
SA
-
52
WA
-
-9
Tas.
1
-15
NT
-
10
ACT
-
-6
Total
52
333



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