8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2017 Quality Declaration 
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 17
Dec 16 to Jan 17
Jan 16 to Jan 17
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
16 728
-2.1
-15.5
Private sector houses
9 025
-1.2
-8.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 512
-2.9
-22.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
17 412
1.8
-12.0
Private sector houses
8 840
-3.0
-9.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 349
6.2
-14.0


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 2.1% in January and has fallen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.8% in January following a fall of 2.5% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.2% in January and has fallen for 10 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 3.0% in January and has fallen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 2.9% in January and has fallen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 6.2% in January following a fall of 1.1% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 2.9% in January and has fallen for six months. The value of residential building fell 0.9% and has fallen for eight months. The value of non-residential building fell 6.8% and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 2.1% in January after rising for two months. The value of residential building rose 3.9% and has risen for three months. The value of non-residential building fell 14.0% following a rise of 4.1% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2017 - Additional9 March 2017
February 2017 3 April 2017
February 2017 - Additional10 April 2017
March 2017 8 May 2017
March 2017 - Additional15 May 2017
April 2017 30 May 2017



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2011 to December 2016 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. 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 made available 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.

In July 2016, the ABS released the second edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001). The updated ASGS has been implemented in this issue. Building Approvals data on the main structures (e.g. Statistical Area Level 2) will be available from July 2011 onwards. Data on the 2016 Local Government Areas (LGAs) will be available from July 2016 onwards. Correspondences between the previous and current versions of the ASGS are available in the ASGS publication.

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
Up to and including June 2015
2015-16
2016-17
TOTAL

NSW
2022
280
81
2383
Vic.
56
47
11
114
Qld
1319
57
-35
1341
SA
470
26
31
527
WA
750
2
-13
739
Tas.
78
1
-4
75
NT
-11
0
0
-11
ACT
6
21
29
56
Total
4690
434
100
5224




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