8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Oct 2019 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/12/2019   
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October key figures

Oct 19
Sep 19 to Oct 19
Oct 18 to Oct 19
no.
%
%

Trend
Total dwelling units approved
13 169
-0.8
-18.2
Private sector houses
8 126
-0.9
-15.1
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
4 841
-0.5
-23.5
Seasonally adjusted
Total dwelling units approved
13 049
-8.1
-23.6
Private sector houses
7 883
-7.0
-19.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
4 935
-11.3
-30.8


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




October key points


Total dwelling units
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.8% in October.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 8.1% in October.


Private sector houses
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.9% in October.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 7.0% in October.


Private sector dwellings excluding houses
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 0.5% in October.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 11.3% in October.


Value of building approved
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.7% in October and has fallen for two months. The value of residential building fell 1.2% and has fallen for eight months. The value of non-residential building fell 0.2% after rising for 14 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 4.7% in October. The value of residential building fell 11.2%, while the value of non-residential building rose 4.2%.


Notes

Forthcoming issues

Issue Release date
October 2019 - Additional9 December 2019
November 20198 January 2020
November 2019 - Additional15 January 2020
December 20193 February 2020
December 2019 - Additional10 February 2020
January 20203 March 2020


Data notes

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2018 to September 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 new base year, 2017-18, has been introduced into the chain volume estimates which has resulted in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. The chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2017-18, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.

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 October 2019 issue are:

Dwellings
2018-19
2019-20

NSW
77
159
Vic.
90
169
Qld
10
80
SA
-126
-1
WA
-301
-105
Tas.
1
9
NT
-
-
ACT
-
7
Total
-249
318




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