1345.4 - SA Stats, Jun 2009  
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CONSTRUCTION


BUILDING APPROVALS

In April 2009, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) rose 4.1% to 1,034. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) rose 2.2% to 10,590.

The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses approved in South Australia in April 2009 rose 2.8% to 773.

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, Trend, South Australia
Graph: DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, Trend, South Australia


In the year ended April 2009, the largest percentage increase in dwelling units approved in South Australia was recorded for the South East Statistical Division (36.1%). The Yorke and Lower North Statistical Division recorded the greatest percentage decrease in dwelling units approved in the year ended April 2009 (down 10.7%), following a 27.9% increase during the year ended April 2008.

DWELLING UNITS APPROVED, by Statistical Division, Original, South Australia

Year ended April 2008
Year ended April 2009
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
Dwelling units
Change over previous year
no.
%
no.
%

Adelaide
8 662
19.9
8 848
2.1
Outer Adelaide
1 597
6.0
1 665
4.3
Yorke and Lower North
609
27.9
544
-10.7
Murray Lands
436
-35.5
500
14.7
South East
388
4.6
528
36.1
Eyre
276
32.1
314
13.8
Northern
475
26.7
463
-2.5
South Australia
12 443
14.8
12 862
3.4

Source: Building Approvals, Australia - data available on request


Map of South Australia's Statistical Divisions (PDF 2.44MB)


CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

In the December quarter 2008, the total value of building work done (in trend terms) in South Australia was $1,019.8m, an increase of 1.1% from $1,008.5m for the September quarter 2008. The total value of engineering work done in the December quarter 2008 was $755.7m, an increase of 6.2% from the September quarter 2008 ($711.4m).

VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, Chain volume measures, Trend, South Australia
Graph: VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, Chain volume measures, Trend, South Australia