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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/03/2007   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 07
Dec 06 to Jan 07
Jan 06 to Jan 07
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 214
-1.1
-1.3
Private sector houses
8 465
-1.6
-0.9
Private sector other dwellings
3 391
-0.1
-4.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 252
-0.9
-1.0
Private sector houses
8 341
-2.2
-1.6
Private sector other dwellings
3 586
2.6
3.3

Dwelling units approved,
Total number

Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

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



JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

  • The trend estimate for total dwelling approvals fell 1.1% in January 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 0.9%, to 12,252, in January 2007.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector house approvals fell 1.6% in January 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 2.2%, to 8,341, in January 2007.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 0.1% in January 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 2.6%, to 3,586, in January 2007.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved rose 1.0% in January 2007. The value of new residential building fell 0.1% and the value of alterations and additions fell 1.1%. The trend for the value of non-residential building approved rose 2.9% in January 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved rose 7.8%, to $5,926.3m, in January 2007. The value of new residential building approved fell 1.4%, to $2,741.2m. The value of alterations and additions rose 2.9%, to $455.8m. The value of non-residential building rose 20.0%, to $2,729.3m.


NOTES




CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issues.



REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to Total Dwellings in this issue are:

2005-06
2006-07
Total

NSW
18
33
51
Vic.
-
1
1
Qld
1
4
5
SA
-
2
2
WA
2
3
5
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
31
31
ACT
-
- 1
- 1
Total
21
73
94


The revisions include some missing data for the City of Sydney for the 2006 calendar year. This was due to a problem with the council's information system. The problem has now been rectified.



INQUIRIES

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