8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2010 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/08/2010   
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August 31, 2010
Embargo: 11.30 am (AEST)

Number of dwelling units approved rose 2.3% in July 2010

ABS Building Approvals show that the total number of dwellings approved rose in July 2010 following falls in the previous three months in seasonally adjusted terms.

According to the ABS, New South Wales (9.7%), Victoria (12.1%), South Australia (8.3%) and Tasmania (4.4%) recorded more dwelling approvals this month, while Queensland (-18.3%) and Western Australia (-4.9%) recorded less dwelling approvals in seasonally adjusted terms.

Private sector houses approved fell 0.1% due to falls in New South Wales (-5.3%) and Western Australia (-14.4%). Victoria (6.9%), Queensland (3.2%) and South Australia (4.8%) all rose.

The value of total building approved fell -1.3% in July in seasonally adjusted terms. The value of total residential building rose by 6.6% while non-residential building fell by 15.8%.

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.