8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2010 Quality Declaration
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/03/2010
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Less dwelling units approved this month.
ABS Building Approvals show that the number of dwelling units approved fell 3.3% in February 2010 following a fall last month.
The number of dwellings approved fell in New South Wales (-14.6%), Victoria (-1.9%) and South Australia (-23.3%)
There was a fall in the number of approvals for private sector houses (-0.9%) this month following increases in January 2010 and December 2009.
New South Wales (-10.4%), Victoria (-0.5%), Queensland (-0.7%) and South Australia (-5.9%) recorded less private sector houses this month according to the ABS.
The value of total building approved fell 4.5% in February. The value of total residential building approvals rose 1.2% while non-residential building approvals fell 13.0%.
Further information is available in Building Approvals, Australia (cat no. 8731.0) on the ABS website at www.abs.gov.au
Media Note:Please ensure when reporting on ABS data that you attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.
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