Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/04/2009   
   Page tools: Print Print Page Print all pages in this productPrint All RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product

FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb 09
Jan 09 to Feb 09
Feb 08 to Feb 09
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
9 414
-2.0
-29.8
Private sector houses
6 923
-1.2
-23.3
Private sector other dwellings
2 257
-4.1
-44.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
10 050
7.8
-25.5
Private sector houses
7 091
0.1
-23.2
Private sector other dwellings
2 726
34.1
-29.5


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 2.0% in February 2009 and has fallen for 15 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 7.8%, the first rise since June 2008.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.2% in February.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.1%.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 4.1% in February.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 34.1% following a revised fall of 17.0% in January.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 4.9% in February. The trend estimate for the value of new residential building approved fell 4.0%, while the value of alterations and additions fell 0.6%. The trend estimate for the value of non-residential building approved fell 7.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved rose 12.7% in February and is now showing rises for two months. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved rose 11.2%, while the value of alterations and additions fell 3.3%. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building rose 18.5%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
March 2009 5 May 2009
April 2009 2 June 2009
May 2009 1 July 2009
June 2009 30 July 2009
July 2009 1 September 2009
August 2009 30 September 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
3
289
292
Vic.
-
-22
-22
Qld
-
322
322
SA
-
6
6
WA
-
-5
-5
Tas.
-
7
7
NT
-
4
4
ACT
-
-
-
Total
3
601
604




DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Pamment on Adelaide (08) 8237 7648.


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.