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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/11/2014   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 14
Aug 14 to Sep 14
Sep 13 to Sep 14
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
15 901
-
1.0
Private sector houses
9 265
-0.2
10.2
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
6 420
0.4
-9.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
15 004
-11.0
-13.4
Private sector houses
9 134
-2.3
8.6
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 685
-21.9
-34.4

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved was flat in September and has been essentially unchanged for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 11.0% in September after rising for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.2% in September and has fallen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 2.3% in September and has fallen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 0.4% in September and has risen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 21.9% in September after rising for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.1% in September following a fall of 0.2% in the previous month. The value of residential building fell 0.6% and has fallen for two months. The value of non-residential building rose 1.4% and has risen for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 9.5% in September following a rise of 1.9% in the previous month. The value of residential building fell 16.1% following a rise of 5.5% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 5.3% after falling for two months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2014 - Additional10 November 2014
October 2014 2 December 2014
November 2014 8 January 2015
December 2014 3 February 2015
January 2015 3 March 2015
February 2015 1 April 2015



DATA NOTES

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

Small area data cubes will be released in an "Additional Information" release five business days after the main publication. The data cubes will be for Statistical Area Level 2 and Local Government Areas. Release dates are published under the "Forthcoming Issues" section of the publication and in ABS Release Advice.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

Dwellings
2013-14
2014-15
TOTAL

NSW
14
2
16
Vic.
23
294
317
Qld
12
52
64
SA
10
3
13
WA
-2
1
-1
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
3
-
3
ACT
-25
5
-20
Total
35
357
392

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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