8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2015 Quality Declaration 
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MEDIA RELEASE
1 June 2015
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
64/2015

Dwelling approvals fall in April

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Building Approvals show that the number of dwellings approved fell 0.4 per cent in April 2015, in trend terms, after rising for ten months.

Dwelling approvals decreased in April in the Northern Territory (6.2 per cent), South Australia (2.3 per cent), Victoria (0.8 per cent), Queensland (0.8 per cent) and Western Australia (0.6 per cent) but increased in the Australian Capital Territory (8.4 per cent), Tasmania (4.3 per cent) and New South Wales (0.1 per cent) in trend terms.

In trend terms, approvals for private sector houses rose 1.1 per cent in April. Private sector house approvals rose in New South Wales (2.8 per cent), South Australia (2.0 per cent), Victoria (0.8 per cent) and Western Australia (0.8 per cent) but fell in Queensland (0.5 per cent).

The value of total building approved fell 1.0 per cent in April, in trend terms, and has fallen for two months. The value of residential building fell 0.1 per cent while non-residential building fell 3.3 per cent in trend terms.

Further information is available in Building Approvals, Australia (cat no. 8731.0) on the ABS website at https://www.abs.gov.au

Media note:
  • When reporting ABS data you must attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.