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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Nov 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/01/2006   
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Nov 05
Oct 05 to Nov 05
Nov 04 to Nov 05
no.
% change
% change

Trend

Total dwelling units approved
12 107
-1.1
-4.6
Private sector houses
8 373
-1.1
-2.0
Private sector other dwellings
3 338
-0.9
-12.8

Seasonally Adjusted

Total dwelling units approved
12 544
3.4
-3.8
Private sector houses
8 532
2.6
-1.4
Private sector other dwellings
3 649
7.6
-7.5

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

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



NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

  • The trend for total dwelling approvals fell 1.1% in November 2005, the sixth consecutive monthly fall.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 3.4%, to 12,544, in November 2005.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate of private sector house approvals fell 1.1% in November 2005.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved rose 2.6 %, to 8,532, in November 2005.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate of private sector other dwellings approved fell 0.9% in November 2005. This is the seventh consecutive monthly fall, although the rate of decline has slowed in recent months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 7.6%, to 3,649, in November 2005.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved was unchanged in November 2005. The value of new residential building approved fell 2.0% while the value of alterations and additions rose 1.2%. The value of non-residential building approved rose 2.3%, the tenth consecutive monthly rise.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 7.8%, to $4,984.9m, in November 2005. The value of new residential building approved rose 1.8%, to $2,434.8m. The value of alterations and additions rose 3.8%, to $456.6m.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2005 2 February 2006
January 2006 2 March 2006
February 2006 31 March 2006
March 2006 5 May 2006
April 2006 30 May 2006
May 2006 3 July 2006



REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to Total Dwellings in this issue are:

2004-05
2005-06
Total

New South Wales
9
220
229
Victoria
39
-
39
Queensland
16
92
108
South Australia
-
2
2
Western Australia
-
-17
-17
Tasmania
-
-
-
Northern Territory
-
-
-
Australian Capital Territory
-
-
-
TOTAL
64
297
361



INQUIRIES

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VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED


NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate of the value of new residential building has fallen for the past six months. The trend fell 2.0% in November 2005.

Graph: New residential building



ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate of the value of alterations and additions to residential building is now showing a rise for the past three months. The trend rose 1.2% in November 2005.

Graph: Alterations and additions to residential buildings



NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building shows ten months of growth, rising 2.3% in November 2005.

Graph: Trend value of non-residential building approved



DWELLINGS APPROVED


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved has fallen for the sixth consecutive month. This follows six months of modest growth.

Graph: Total dwelling units approved



PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved is showing falls for the past five months, after five months of growth.

Graph: Private sector houses approved



PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLINGS

The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved shows falls for the past seven months, although the rate of decline has slowed in recent months. The trend fell 0.9% in November 2005.

Graph: Private sector other dwellings approved



DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 1.1% in November 2005. The trend fell in all the states and territories other than Western Australia (+1.8%), South Australia (+1.2%) and the Northern Territory (unchanged).


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.1% in November 2005. The trend fell in New South Wales (-6.6%), Victoria (-1.4%) and Queensland (-0.8%) but rose in South Australia (+0.9%) and Western Australia (+2.4%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 339
2 802
2 052
731
1 955
199
54
108
9 240
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 949
3 418
3 222
892
2 362
213
127
124
13 307
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
8.7
28.8
-5.3
19.8
2.2
17.8
42.1
54.3
10.4
Total dwelling units (%)
20.1
11.2
1.0
-4.0
7.4
3.4
81.4
67.6
9.1

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 197
2 577
1 993
674
1 771
na
na
na
8 532
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 661
3 404
3 019
863
2 168
191
na
na
12 544
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-5.2
17.7
-0.8
5.9
-8.7
na
na
na
2.6
Total dwelling units (%)
0.9
19.2
-3.1
-7.6
-3.6
-5.0
na
na
3.4

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 261
2 384
1 979
657
1 798
na
na
na
8 373
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 671
3 032
2 976
899
2 124
200
115
93
12 107
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-6.6
-1.4
-0.8
0.9
2.4
na
na
na
-1.1
Total dwelling units (%)
-1.9
-1.6
-2.0
1.2
1.8
-2.0
-
-9.7
-1.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available



DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATE TRENDS


NEW SOUTH WALES

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in New South Wales shows falls for the past ten months. The trend for private sector houses shows falls for the past five months.

Page 5 Graph - NSW
Graph: Dwelling units approved - NSW




VICTORIA

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Victoria shows falls for the past six months. The trend for private sector houses shows falls for the past six months.

Graph: Dwelling units approved - Vic



QUEENSLAND

The trend estimates for total dwelling units approved in Queensland shows falls for the past five months. The trend for private sector houses shows falls for the past five months.

Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in South Australia is showing a general rise over the last twelve months. The trend for private sector houses is showing a modest rise for the last two months.

Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Western Australia is now showing rises for the past four months. The trend for private sector houses is now showing strong rises for the past five months.

Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA


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