Building Approvals, Australia is released monthly, 4-5 weeks after the first day of the reference month. A supplementary release of small area data (for Statistical Area Level 2 and Local Government Areas) occurs five working days after the main publication is released, in an 'Additional Information'. Small area Excel datacubes and CSV files are released five business days after the main publication.
Release dates are published under the Future releases section of the publication and in the ABS Release Calendar.
Chain volume measures are released quarterly in the April, July, October and January issues. The reference year is updated annually in the October issue.
Demolition approvals are released quarterly in the April, July, October and January issues, in CSV files only.
The major series estimates for this collection are available in original, seasonally adjusted and trend series.
The publications contain monthly information on the number of dwelling units and value of new residential buildings (houses and other residential), for private and public sector, value of alterations and additions to residential buildings and value of non-residential building by class of building (eg, hotels, offices, etc.) approved. They also contain seasonally adjusted and trend estimates for the number of dwelling units and value of building approved, as well as quarterly values of building approved in chain volume measures, with the reference year being the year prior to the latest complete financial year.
The publication includes a range of commentary and analysis for users in the 'Main features' section each month. In addition, the publication includes a number of Excel workbooks available in the 'Downloads' tab.
Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1) data is available by request as a charged consultancy.