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Building Approvals


Buildings Research and Output Group
Australian Bureau of Statistics
GPO Box 2272

Telephone: Adelaide (08) 8237 7668
Facsimile: Adelaide (08) 8237 7620

Email: client.services@abs.gov.au


To provide information on the number of dwelling units and value of residential buildings approved and the value and class of non-residential buildings approved.


Data are collected for approvals of:

    • new residential buildings;
    • alterations and additions to residential buildings valued at $10,000 or more; and,
    • all non-residential building jobs valued at $50,000 or more.

    Statistics of building work approved are compiled from:
    • Building work approved by local government authorities and licensed private building surveyors;
    • Contracts let or day labour work authorised by Commonwealth, State, semi-government and local government authorities; and
    • Major building activity in areas not subject to normal administrative approval, e.g. building on remote mine sites.
    Data detail
    • Number of dwelling units and value of residential buildings approved:
    • Number of building jobs and value of non-residential buildings appproved (e.g. hotels, offices, etc.) split by ownership (private/public sector) and value size groups;
    • Seasonally adjusted , trend estimates and chain volume measures for the number of dwelling units and value of building approved; and
    • Floor area data is available for residential and non-residential building approvals,
    In relation to tourism, data are available on the value of hotels, etc., shops, and entertainment and recreational buildings approved in the private and public sector and by value size groups.

    Geographic coverage

    Australia, States and Territories and small area data

    Frequency of data availability

    Monthly, usually released within six weeks of the reference month.

    Historical data

    Data are available from 1960.

    Products and services available


    Building Approvals Australia (cat. no. 8731.0)

    New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (cat. no. 8731.1)

    Victoria (cat. no. 8731.2)

    Queensland (cat. no. 8731.3)

    South Australia (cat. no. 8731.4)

    Western Australia (cat. no. 8731.5)

    Tasmania (cat. no. 8731.6)

    Northern Territory (cat. no. 8731.7)


    Special data services are available on request.

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