8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2016 Quality Declaration 
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb 16
Jan 16 to Feb 16
Feb 15 to Feb 16
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 025
-0.5
-10.5
Private sector houses
9 336
-0.9
-5.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 413
-0.4
-15.9
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 252
3.1
-9.0
Private sector houses
9 178
-1.2
-5.1
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 721
7.6
-13.1


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.5% in February and has fallen for 11 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 3.1% in February following a fall of 6.6% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.9% in February and has fallen for 10 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 1.2% in February and has fallen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 0.4% in February and has fallen for 11 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 7.6% in February following a fall of 8.4% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.8% in February and has fallen for seven months. The value of residential building fell 0.7% and has fallen for 10 months. The value of non-residential building fell 1.2% and has fallen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 5.3% in February following a fall of 8.9% in the previous month. The value of residential building rose 6.9% following a fall of 9.2% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 2.0% after falling for two months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2016 - Additional11 April 2016
March 2016 3 May 2016
March 2016 - Additional10 May 2016
April 2016 31 May 2016
April 2016 - Additional7 June 2016
May 20164 July 2016



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2014 to January 2016 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. The Building Approvals Annual Review has been operating since July 2015, requesting historical data back to the most recent large scale review (June 2012). Further information about the Annual Review and other 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 will be released in an “Additional Information” release five business days after the main publication. The data cubes 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.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:

Dwellings
2014-15
2015-16
TOTAL

NSW
1 675
835
2 510
Vic.
38
75
113
Qld
214
136
350
SA
57
7
64
WA
30
5
35
Tas.
1
-
1
NT
-
12
12
ACT
-
39
39
Total
2 015
1 109
3 124

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.