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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, March 2013 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/05/2013   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar 13
Feb 13 to Mar 13
Mar 12 to Mar 13
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 835
-1.2
5.6
Private sector houses
7 520
0.2
2.2
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
5 040
-3.1
8.9
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 599
-5.5
3.9
Private sector houses
7 586
0.4
-0.6
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
4 859
-8.3
12.3


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.2% in March and has fallen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 5.5% in March following a rise of 3.0% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.2% in March and has risen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 0.4% in March and has risen for three months.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 3.1% in March and has fallen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 8.3% in March following a rise of 1.3% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.1% in March and has risen for 14 months. The value of residential building fell 2.4% and has fallen for three months. The value of non-residential building rose 3.6% and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 7.0% in March following a fall of 4.1% in the previous month. The value of residential building fell 6.9% following a rise of 2.4% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 29.4% following a fall of 12.9% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
April 2013 30 May 2013
May 2013 4 July 2013
June 2013 30 July 2013
July 2013 2 September 2013
August 2013 2 October 2013
September 2013 31 October 2013



DATA NOTES

A number of time series spreadsheets, as well as tables 13 and 16 from this publication, 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:

2011-12
2012-13
TOTAL

NSW
-
217
217
Vic.
-1
326
325
Qld
189
-1
188
SA
-
-
-
WA
-
1
1
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
183
-
183
ACT
-
6
6
Total
371
549
920




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