8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Oct 2009 Quality Declaration 
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total number of dwelling units approved rose 2.3% in October 2009. The trend rose in all states and territories with New South Wales (+3.3%) and Western Australia (+3.8%) recording the largest rises.

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 2.1% this month. The trend rose in New South Wales (+3.0%), Victoria (+2.9%), Queensland (+2.0%), South Australia (+0.6%) and Western Australia (+1.2%).

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 433
3 666
2 077
743
1 745
224
36
204
10 128
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 400
4 579
2 631
915
2 224
340
111
296
13 496
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-5.7
10.0
9.9
-5.9
-0.3
-18.8
-52.6
-10.5
2.7
Total dwelling units (%)
-12.2
-0.1
-
-14.7
6.2
-1.2
-11.2
-23.3
-3.4

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 428
3 464
1 926
734
1 643
na
na
na
9 642
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 298
4 200
2 444
934
2 216
338
na
na
12 814
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.3
10.3
9.8
-3.7
2.9
na
na
na
5.0
Total dwelling units (%)
-10.3
-0.3
4.2
-4.4
9.7
10.4
na
na
-0.6

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 423
3 287
1 858
754
1 647
na
na
na
9 446
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 458
4 267
2 371
959
2 104
315
101
291
12 867
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
3.0
2.9
2.0
0.6
1.2
na
na
na
2.1
Total dwelling units (%)
3.3
2.5
0.6
0.2
3.8
4.0
2.6
1.1
2.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available