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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/10/2007   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug 07
Jul 07 to Aug 07
Aug 06 to Aug 07
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 790
0.3
-2.2
Private sector houses
8 685
0.2
-2.8
Private sector other dwellings
3 651
-0.1
-5.7
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 751
-1.7
-0.1
Private sector houses
8 748
0.9
-2.6
Private sector other dwellings
3 581
-3.1
2.0

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

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



AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

  • The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved rose 0.3% in August 2007 following an increase of 0.5% in July 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 1.7% in August following a revised increase of 0.2% in July.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.2% in August and is showing slight rises since March 2007.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.9% in August following a revised increase of 0.9% in July.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 0.1% in August following a revised increase of 0.2% in July.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 3.1% in August which follows a revised fall of 7.7% in July.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 0.1% in August. The trend estimate for the value of new residential building fell 0.4%, the value of alterations and additions was flat, while the value of non-residential building approved rose 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 0.1% in August following a revised fall of 2.9% in July. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building approved rose 1.3% in August, while the value of alterations and additions fell 0.3% and the value of non-residential building approved fell 1.7%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2007 31 October 2007
October 2007 4 December 2007
November 2007 8 January 2008
December 2007 5 February 2008
January 2008 6 March 2008
February 2008 7 April 2008



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:

2006-07
2007-08
TOTAL

NSW
21
-14
7
Vic.
4
-
4
Qld
15
-
15
SA
-
-
-
WA
-
18
18
Tas.
1
-
1
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
41
4
45



DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.



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