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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/11/2006   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 06
Aug 06 to Sep 06
Sep 05 to Sep 06
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
13 297
0.5
6.0
Private sector houses
9 136
1.5
6.2
Private sector other dwellings
3 869
-1.8
6.9
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 286
6.1
9.0
Private sector houses
9 377
4.0
12.4
Private sector other dwellings
3 594
11.2
1.3

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

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



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

  • The trend estimate for total dwelling approvals rose 0.5% in September 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 6.1%, to 13,286, in September 2006.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector house approvals rose 1.5% in September 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved rose 4.0%, to 9,377, in September 2006. This is the highest level since June 2005.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 1.8% in September 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 11.2%, to 3,594, in September 2006. This follows a fall of 36.8% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved was flat in September 2006. The value of new residential building rose 1.6% and the value of alterations and additions rose 1.1%. The trend for the value of non-residential building approved fell 2.5% in September 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved rose 7.2%, to $5,310.8m, in September 2006. The value of new residential building approved rose 9.4%, to $2,907.7m. The value of alterations and additions rose 5.4%, to $481.4m. The value of non-residential building rose 4.3%, to $1,921.8m.


NOTES


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to Total Dwellings in this issue are:

2005-06
2006-07
Total

NSW
9
-53
-44
Vic.
-
-
-
Qld
38
-3
35
SA
-
-
-
WA
5
-18
-13
Tas.
-
8
8
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
52
-66
-14


One missing permit added to March 2006 data was a major industrial project which contributed $55m of non-residential building to South Australia.



INQUIRIES

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VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED


NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend for the value of new residential building has risen for the last ten months.

Graph: New residential building



ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend for the value of alterations and additions is now showing small rises 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 has fallen for the last three months, after rising steadily since late 2004.

Graph: Non-residential building



DWELLINGS APPROVED


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved has risen for the last eight months.

Graph: Total dwelling units approved



PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved has risen for ten consecutive months.

Graph: Private sector houses approved



PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLINGS

The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved is now showing falls for the last two months.

Graph: Private sector other dwellings approved



DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 0.5% in September 2006. The trend rose in all states and territories except South Australia (-3.1%), Western Australia (-0.3%) and Tasmania (-1.3%).


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 1.5% in September 2006. The trend rose in New South Wales (+1.9%), Victoria (+2.4%) and Queensland (+2.6%), fell in Western Australia (-1.6%) and was flat in South Australia.

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 452
2 513
2 405
665
1 737
227
45
149
9 193
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 390
2 978
3 399
817
2 197
237
146
244
13 408
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-3.6
-19.5
-1.6
-9.5
-4.8
8.6
-40.8
20.2
-8.4
Total dwelling units (%)
20.7
-20.1
2.4
-14.2
-5.3
-1.3
73.8
6.1
-2.0

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 468
2 586
2 559
653
1 703
na
na
na
9 377
Total dwelling units (no.)
3 017
3 063
3 491
821
2 276
225
na
na
13 286
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
7.4
-10.9
23.3
0.4
3.8
na
na
na
4.0
Total dwelling units (%)
15.8
-12.9
21.4
-2.5
5.4
-0.4
na
na
6.1

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 443
2 660
2 312
659
1 666
na
na
na
9 136
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 874
3 476
3 270
854
2 232
236
110
246
13 297
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
1.9
2.4
2.6
-
-1.6
na
na
na
1.5
Total dwelling units (%)
1.4
0.3
1.0
-3.1
-0.3
-1.3
5.8
7.0
0.5

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
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 has risen for the last six months after being in decline for the previous thirteen months. The trend estimate for private sector houses has risen for the last eight months.



VICTORIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC



The trend for total dwelling units approved in Victoria has risen for the last seven months, although the rate of growth has slowed in recent months. The trend for private sector houses has risen for the last five months.



QUEENSLAND

Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld



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



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA



The trend for total dwelling units approved in South Australia has fallen for the last four months. The trend for private sector houses has been flat for the last thirteen months.



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA



The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Western Australia has been relatively flat for the last eight months. The trend for private sector houses is showing falls for the last six months.

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