8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2008 Quality Declaration 
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DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 2.1% in March 2008. The trend fell in New South Wales (-2.1%), Victoria (-1.3%), Queensland (-4.2%), South Australia (-1.8%), Western Australia (-0.2%), Tasmania (-2.4%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-7.6%). The trend rose in the Northern Territory (+8.4%).

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.1% in March 2008. The trend fell in Queensland (-3.1%), South Australia (-0.5%) and Western Australia (-1.4%) but rose in New South Wales (+0.7%) and Victoria (+0.2%).

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 135
2 446
1 987
690
1 183
169
26
63
7 699
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 184
3 110
2 719
885
1 894
201
81
102
11 176
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-20.9
-7.8
-19.7
-26.6
-8.5
-28.7
-45.8
-18.2
-15.9
Total dwelling units (%)
-14.9
-16.7
-20.5
-19.8
4.3
-22.1
-46.4
-51.9
-15.7

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 369
2 674
2 181
763
1 359
na
na
na
8 611
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 572
3 392
2 953
960
2 230
195
na
na
12 495
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-3.1
3.4
-9.8
-21.8
-0.4
na
na
na
-5.8
Total dwelling units (%)
5.8
-5.0
-15.7
-17.8
16.1
-33.2
na
na
-5.7

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 383
2 618
2 316
862
1 339
na
na
na
8 840
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 575
3 471
3 285
1 036
1 938
246
90
157
12 799
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.7
0.2
-3.1
-0.5
-1.4
na
na
na
-1.1
Total dwelling units (%)
-2.1
-1.3
-4.2
-1.8
-0.2
-2.4
8.4
-7.6
-2.1

na not available