January key figures
|Jan 20||Dec 19 to Jan 20||Jan 19 to Jan 20|
|Total dwelling units approved||14 229||0.5||-6.7|
|Private sector houses||8 549||0.8||-6.6|
|Private sector dwellings excluding houses||5 516||-0.1||-7.2|
|Total dwelling units approved||13 016||-15.3||-11.3|
|Private sector houses||8 610||0.3||-8.8|
|Private sector dwellings excluding houses||4 259||-35.5||-15.2|
January key points
Total dwelling units
- The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.5% in January.
- The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 15.3% in January.
Private sector houses
- The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.8% in January.
- The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 0.3% in January.
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
- The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 0.1% in January.
- The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 35.5% in January.
Value of building approved
- The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.3% in January, after falling for six months. The value of residential building rose 0.1% and has risen for five months. The value of non-residential building rose 0.4% after falling for five months.
- The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 3.1% in January. The value of residential building fell 9.6%, while the value of non-residential building rose 5.2%.
In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2016 to December 2019. Further information about potential sources of revisions can be found in the feature article released with the January 2016 8731.0 publication - "Revisions to Building Approval Statistics".
Small area data cubes and CSV files will be made available in an “Additional Information” release five business days after the main publication. These will be for Statistical Area Level 2 and Local Government Areas. Release dates are published under the “Forthcoming Issues” section of the publication and in ABS Release Advice.
A number of time series spreadsheets contain ‘np’ (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.
Bushfires resulted in minor disruption to data collection activities during January 2020 in New South Wales and Victoria. Quality assurance undertaken by the ABS confirmed that these disruptions did not result in any significant impacts to Building Approval statistics. Whilst it is expected that bushfire rebuilding and recovery activity will have some impact on future Building Approvals estimates, this activity is not yet present in the January estimates.
Revisions this month
Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:
|Dwellings||Up to and including June 2018||2018-19||2019-20|