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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jun 2006  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun 06
May 06 to Jun 06
Jun 05 to Jun 06
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 747
1.4
-3.7
Private sector houses
8 626
0.1
-3.1
Private sector other dwellings
3 852
4.5
-4.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 028
1.6
-7.5
Private sector houses
8 415
-4.5
-10.4
Private sector other dwellings
4 320
13.3
-0.4

Dwelling units approved, Total number
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved, Total number
Graph: Private sector houses approved



JUNE KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

  • The trend estimate for total dwelling approvals rose 1.4% in June 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 1.6%, to 13,028, in June 2006.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector house approvals rose 0.1% in June 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 4.5%, to 8,415, in June 2006.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 4.5% in June 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 13.3%, to 4,320, in June 2006. This follows a rise of 13.1% in May.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved rose 2.0% in June 2006. The value of new residential building rose 1.0% and the value of alterations and additions rose 0.3%. The trend for the value of non-residential building approved rose 3.5% in June 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved rose 10.8%, to $5,810.2m, in June 2006. The value of new residential building approved fell marginally, to $2,612.2m. The value of alterations and additions rose 22.9%, to $543.3m, while the value of non-residential building rose 21.6%, to $2,654.7m.


NOTES


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to Total Dwellings in this issue are:

2005-06

NSW
100
Vic.
59
Qld
3
SA
-
WA
34
Tas.
36
NT
-
ACT
-
Total
232


One permit added to January 2006 data was a major mixed project in Victoria which contributed a total of $50m ($30m non-residential & $20m other residential).



INQUIRIES

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VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED


NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend for the value of new residential building has shown small rises over the last seven months.

Graph: New residential building



ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend for the value of alterations and additions has been flat for the last five months.

Graph: Alterations and additions to residential buildings



NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate for the value of non-residential building rose 3.5% in June 2006, and is now showing strong growth for the last three months.

Graph: NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING



SUMMARY OF 2005-06 BUILDING APPROVALS


DWELLING UNITS APPROVED

The total number of dwelling units approved in 2005-06 was 149,913, a fall of 7.3% from the previous year. Nationally, the number of house approvals fell 3.0% from the previous year while other dwellings fell 16.0%.


South Australia (+3.9%) and Western Australia (+7.2%) were the only states to show rises in total dwelling units approved, with the rise in Western Australia driven by the housing sector (+12.1%) and the rise in South Australia by other dwellings (+21.9%). The largest falls in total dwellings approved were in New South Wales (-15.2%), Victoria (-14.3%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-18.1%).

HOUSES
OTHER DWELLINGS
TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
no.
% change
no.
% change
no.
% change

NSW
16 365
-15.1
16 493
-15.3
32 858
-15.2
Vic.
28 810
-8.2
7 641
-31.6
36 451
-14.3
Qld
25 176
0.7
12 462
-11.3
37 638
-3.6
SA
8 230
-1.6
3 081
21.9
11 311
3.9
WA
21 755
12.1
4 098
-12.9
25 853
7.2
Tas.
2 288
-6.0
346
5.2
2 634
-4.7
NT
671
-1.2
630
-11.1
1 301
-6.3
ACT
1 044
6.0
823
-36.4
1 867
-18.1
Aust.
104 339
-3.0
45 574
-16.0
149 913
-7.3



VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED

The value of total building approved in 2005-06 was $60,010.2m, a rise of 7.3% from the previous year. A rise of 22.4% for the value of non-residential building approved more than offset a small fall in the value of residential building approved (-1.1%).


The only falls in the value of total building approved were in New South Wales and Tasmania.

Total residential building
Total non-residential building
Total building
$m
% change
$m
% change
$m
% change

NSW
8 560.3
-9.5
6 382.3
-
14 942.6
-5.7
Vic.
8 916.8
-8.1
6 906.3
36.9
15 823.2
7.3
Qld
9 087.7
0.7
6 026.6
39.9
15 114.3
13.4
SA
2 107.8
9.0
1 215.9
5.6
3 323.7
7.7
WA
5 517.9
24.1
1 955.7
-0.4
7 473.5
16.6
Tas.
565.6
4.7
282.5
-11.8
848.1
-1.4
NT
379.4
4.3
373.0
35.4
752.3
17.7
ACT
509.4
-8.3
1 223.0
167.9
1 732.4
71.2
Aust.
35 644.9
-1.1
24 365.4
22.4
60 010.2
7.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 1.4% in June 2006. The trend rose in all states and territories except Western Australia (-1.0%) and the Northern Territory (-4.5%). The largest rises were in Tasmania (+3.5%) and New South Wales (+3.4%).


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.1% in June 2006. The trend rose in New South Wales (+0.2%) and Queensland (+1.1%), but fell in Victoria (-0.3%), South Australia (-0.9%) and Western Australia (-0.3%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 500
2 537
2 228
649
1 657
199
46
106
8 922
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 109
3 313
3 633
907
2 084
274
83
203
13 606
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.7
-11.3
-7.6
-5.8
-26.1
-14.2
-9.8
-2.8
-11.5
Total dwelling units (%)
-0.1
-11.4
7.6
-3.4
-24.4
3.0
16.9
-17.1
-6.2

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 258
2 241
2 181
608
1 763
na
na
na
8 415
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 087
2 989
3 351
937
2 112
265
na
na
13 028
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-2.0
-15.0
2.8
-1.6
-3.2
na
na
na
-4.5
Total dwelling units (%)
18.6
-10.2
3.9
5.0
-6.3
14.2
na
na
1.6

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 274
2 364
2 184
625
1 843
na
na
na
8 626
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 709
3 101
3 274
947
2 215
239
84
183
12 747
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.2
-0.3
1.1
-0.9
-0.3
na
na
na
0.1
Total dwelling units (%)
3.4
0.4
2.4
1.3
-1.0
3.5
-4.5
1.7
1.4

na not available



DWELLING UNITS APPROVED


STATE TRENDS


NEW SOUTH WALES

Graph: Dwelling units approved - NSW



The trend for total dwelling units approved in New South Wales is now showing rises for the last three months after being in decline for the previous thirteen months. The trend estimate for private sector houses has shown small rises for the last five months.



VICTORIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC



The trend for total dwelling units approved in Victoria has been flat for the last eight months. The trend for private sector houses is now showing small falls for the last seven months.



QUEENSLAND

Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld



The trend for total dwelling units approved in Queensland has risen for the last five months. The trend for private sector houses has risen for the last seven months.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA



The trend for total dwelling units approved in South Australia has risen for the last five months. The trend for private sector houses has been in a slow decline since January 2005.



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA



he trend for total dwelling units approved in Western Australia is now showing falls for the last five months. The trend for private sector houses fell marginally in June 2006 after rising for the previous eleven months.

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