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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/02/2009   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec 08
Nov 08 to Dec 08
Dec 07 to Dec 08
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
9 692
-4.9
-30.1
Private sector houses
6 911
-3.3
-25.0
Private sector other dwellings
2 474
-9.5
-42.0
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
9 536
-2.9
-32.9
Private sector houses
6 813
-2.3
-24.0
Private sector other dwellings
2 448
-2.8
-49.4


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 4.9% in December 2008 and has fallen for 13 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 2.9%.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 3.3% in December.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 2.3%.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 9.5% in December.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 2.8%.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 8.6% in December. The trend estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 5.9%, while the value of alterations and additions fell 3.0%. The trend estimate for the value of non-residential building approved fell 13.2%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 10.9% in December. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 4.2%, while the value of alterations and additions fell 2.7% and the value of non-residential building fell 20.3%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
January 2009 5 March 2009
February 2009 1 April 2009
March 2009 5 May 2009
April 2009 2 June 2009
May 2009 1 July 2009
June 2009 30 July 2009



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

2007-08
2008-09
TOTAL

NSW
38
94
132
Vic.
2
68
70
Qld
7
236
243
SA
230
7
237
WA
-
62
62
Tas.
-
1
1
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
78
78
Total
277
546
823




DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


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