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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jul 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/09/2006   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

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

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
13 431
2.4
3.1
Private sector houses
8 729
0.3
-1.2
Private sector other dwellings
4 441
7.2
14.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
14 288
8.3
9.1
Private sector houses
8 860
4.9
1.1
Private sector other dwellings
5 149
15.4
27.2

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

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



JULY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

  • The trend estimate for total dwelling approvals rose 2.4% in July 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 8.3%, to 14,288, in July 2006.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector house approvals rose 0.3% in July 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved rose 4.9%, to 8,860, in July 2006.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 7.2% in July 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 15.4%, to 5,149, in July 2006. This follows a rise of 17.2% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved rose 2.1% in July 2006. The value of new residential building rose 1.7% and the value of alterations and additions rose 0.3%. The trend for the value of non-residential building approved rose 3.0% in July 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 6.3%, to $5,514.6m, in July 2006. The value of new residential building approved rose 2.9%, to $2,745.4m. The value of alterations and additions fell 14.4%, to $470.1m. The value of non-residential building fell 13.9%, to $2,299.1m.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2004-05, has been introduced into the chain volume estimates which has resulted in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2004-05, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.



REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to Total Dwellings in this issue are:

2005-06

NSW
83
Vic.
10
Qld
4
SA
2
WA
-15
Tas.
-
NT
-1
ACT
-
Total
83



DATA NOTES

New Statistical Divisions have been created in Queensland and have been incorporated into this publication. This has caused a break in series in Brisbane Statistical Division in Table 8. Details of these new Statistical Divisions are listed in the publication Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), 2006 Edition (cat. no. 1216.0), Appendix 2.



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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 eight 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 four months.

Graph: Alterations and additions to residential buildings



NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate for the value of non-residential building rose 3.0% in July 2006, and is now showing strong growth for the last four months.

Graph: NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING



DWELLINGS APPROVED


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

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

Graph: Total dwelling units approved



PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved shows small rises for eight consecutive months.

Graph: Private sector houses approved



PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLINGS

The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved has had strong rises for the last four months.

Graph: Private sector other dwellings approved



DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 2.4% in July 2006. The trend rose in all states and territories except Western Australia which was flat. The largest rises were in the Australian Capital Territory (+9.0%) and Victoria (+4.0%).


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.3% in July 2006. The trend rose in New South Wales (+2.3%), Queensland (+0.6%) and South Australia (+1.0%), but fell in Victoria (-0.4%) and Western Australia (-1.3%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 475
2 532
2 331
715
1 761
210
71
88
9 183
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 482
3 607
3 538
1 055
2 708
246
187
224
14 047
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-1.9
-0.2
4.6
9.8
6.0
5.5
54.3
-17.0
2.8
Total dwelling units (%)
-20.3
8.9
-2.6
16.1
29.6
-10.2
125.3
10.3
3.2

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 480
2 375
2 171
705
1 746
na
na
na
8 860
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 565
4 054
3 377
979
2 636
252
na
na
14 288
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
15.6
4.8
-0.3
13.8
0.2
na
na
na
4.9
Total dwelling units (%)
-18.8
32.0
0.6
3.2
25.0
-4.9
na
na
8.3

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 373
2 367
2 188
658
1 783
na
na
na
8 729
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 768
3 519
3 362
968
2 261
251
92
218
13 431
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
2.3
-0.4
0.6
1.0
-1.3
na
na
na
0.3
Total dwelling units (%)
3.1
4.0
2.0
0.9
-
3.3
1.1
9.0
2.4

- 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 four months after being in decline for the previous thirteen months. The trend estimate for private sector houses has risen for the last six months.



VICTORIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC



The trend for total dwelling units approved in Victoria is now showing strong rises for the last four months. The trend for private sector houses has fallen for the last eight months.



QUEENSLAND

Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld



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



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA



The trend for total dwelling units approved in South Australia has risen for the last six months. The trend for private sector houses is now showing rises for the last three months.



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA



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

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