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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, July 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/08/2012   
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JULY KEY FIGURES

Jul 12
Jun 12 to Jul 12
Jul 11 to Jul 12
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 608
0.8
-0.2
Private sector houses
7 177
-
-6.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 255
1.7
13.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
11 306
-17.3
-10.6
Private sector houses
7 329
1.6
-4.2
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
3 738
-40.5
-17.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




JULY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.8% in July and has risen for 6 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 17.3% in July and has fallen for 2 months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved was flat in July.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 1.6% in July following a fall of 1.0% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 1.7% in July and has risen for 7 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 40.5% in July and has fallen for 2 months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimates of the value of total building approved, residential building approved and non-residential building approved fell 0.2% in July after rising for 5 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 19.5% in July and has fallen for 2 months. The value of residential building fell 21.1% and has fallen for 2 months. The value of non-residential building fell 17.0% and has fallen for 2 months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
July 2012 (Additional Information) 7 September 2012
August 2012 4 October 2012
August 2012 (Additional Information) 11 October 2012
September 2012 31 October 2012
October 2012 4 December 2012
November 2012 10 January 2013



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

As advertised in the April 2011, July 2011, May 2012 and June 2012 issues, Building Approvals data is no longer available on an Australian Standard Geographical Classification basis from the July 2012 issue onwards. This change only affects statistics below the State/Territory level. Statistical Local Area data has been discontinued, however Local Government Area data will be available as part of the additional information releases on the ABS Building Approvals web pages, under the Downloads tab. For further information, please refer to the Feature Article in the April 2011 issue.

Also as previously advertised, as of the July 2012 issue Building Approval statistics are classified to the 2011 revision of the Functional Classification of Buildings. For more information refer to paragraph 14 of the explanatory notes.

DATA NOTES

The statistics for Western Australia in recent months may have been impacted by the WA Building Act 2011 which came into effect on 2 April 2012.

From the September 2012 issue, the time series identifiers for 'Total value of building jobs' series on tables 69-77 will change. A correspondence between the old and new identifiers for each affected series will be detailed in a separate spreadsheet in the August 2012 issue.

From the September 2012 issue the secondary 'Additional Information' release will cease with all outputs combined back in to the main release.

A number of time series spreadsheets for July 2012 contain 'np' (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

2010-11
2011-12
TOTAL

NSW
-
326
326
Vic.
-
533
533
Qld
-
-
-
SA
-
-
-
WA
-
545
545
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
120
120
Total
-
1 524
1 524




INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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