8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2019 Quality Declaration 
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Information about Building Approvals data cubes
The files under the data cubes heading contain data for small geographic areas in Excel and CSV (contained within .zip files) formats. Excel files contain data for a financial year whereas CSV files contain data for individual months.

Please note that Building Approvals data are subject to revision. Data cubes are re-released each month including data for the latest month and revisions to data for previous months.

CSV files

Statistical Area 2s: Australia, Year are CSV files containing Statistical Area 2, Statistical Area 3, Statistical Area 4, Greater Capital City Statistical Area and State data for Australia for each month in the relevant year.

Classifications
State/TerritoriesStatistical Area (SA), State and Australia
Reference MonthMonthly (yyyy refers to the financial year)
Sector of OwnershipPrivate, Public, Total
Type of BuildingHouses, Other Residential, Residential, Non-residential, Non-house and Total building
Type of WorkNew, Alterations & additions (incl. conversions and refurbishments), Total work
Data ItemsValue of approval ($m), Number of dwelling units (no.)

Local Government Areas: State, Year are CSV files containing Local Government Area and State data for Australia for each month in the relevant year.

Classifications
Geographic ClassificationLocal Government Area (LGA), State and Australia
Reference MonthMonthly (yyyy refers to the financial year)
Sector of OwnershipPrivate, Public, Total
Type of BuildingHouses, Other residential, Residential, Non-residential, Total building
Type of WorkNew, Alterations & additions (incl. conversions and refurbishments), Total work
Data ItemsValue of approval ($000's), Number of dwelling units (no.), Selected value and dwelling ranges


Previous financial year Statistical Area 2 (SA2) SuperTABLE data cubes
For SA2 data cubes for financial years 2001-02 to 2010-11 see the January 2014 issue of Building Approvals, Australia (cat.no. 8731.0).
For SA2 data cubes for financial years 2011-12 to 2014-15 see the January 2017 issue of Building Approvals, Australia (cat.no. 8731.0).
For SA2 data cubes for financial years 2015-16 to 2016-17 see the January 2019 issue of Building Approvals, Australia (cat.no. 8731.0).

Previous financial year Statistical Area 2 (SA2) CSV data cubes
For SA2 data cubes for financial years 2017-18 see the June 2019 issue of Building Approvals, Australia (cat.no. 8731.0).

Excel Spreadsheets



Statistical Area 2s: State, Year are Excel spreadsheets containing Statistical Area 2 data for that state/territory for the relevant year.

Information available
Geographic ClassificationStatistical Area 2 (SA2), Statistical Area 3 (SA3), Statistical Area 4 (SA4), Greater Capital City Statistical Area and State
Time periodTotal year, or year to date for the current financial year
Data itemsNew houses (number and value)
New other residential building (number and value)
Total dwellings (number)
Alterations and additions to residential buildings (value)
Total residential building (value)
Non-residential building (value)
Total building (value)


Local Government Areas: State, Year are Excel spreadsheets containing Local Government Area data for that state/territory for the relevant year.

Information available
Geographic ClassificationLocal Government Area (LGA) and State
Time periodTotal year, or year to date for the current financial year
Data itemsNew houses (number and value)
New other residential building (number and value)
Total dwellings (number)
Alterations and additions to residential buildings (value)
Total residential building (value)
Non-residential building (value)
Total building (value)


Volatility of Local Government Area and Statistical Area 2 Data

Note that the estimates for small areas vary from month to month and caution should be used in drawing conclusions from monthly movements.


For Further Information

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