8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2010 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/11/2010   
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November 3, 2010
Embargo: 11.30 am (AEST)

Dwelling approvals continue to fall in September 2010

ABS Building Approvals show that the total number of dwellings approved fell 6.6% in September 2010 and are now showing falls for six months, in seasonally adjusted terms.

According to the ABS, Tasmania recorded a rise in dwelling approvals (1.0%) this month, while New South Wales (-1.5%), Victoria (-10.0%), Queensland (-2.3%), South Australia (-24.9%) and Western Australia (-2.0%) all fell, in seasonally adjusted terms.

Private sector houses approved fell 2.2% with falls in Victoria (-3.6%) and Western Australia (-10.7%), while New South Wales (8.1%), Queensland (0.5%) and South Australia (0.4%) rose.

The value of total building approved fell 3.2% in September in seasonally adjusted terms. The value of total residential building fell by 4.5% while non-residential building fell by 0.7% following a rise last month.

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.