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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/11/2010   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 10
Aug 10 to Sep 10
Sep 09 to Sep 10
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 431
-3.7
-6.5
Private sector houses
8 071
-1.8
-13.8
Private sector other dwellings
3 931
-3.5
28.2
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 143
-6.6
-11.6
Private sector houses
7 984
-2.2
-14.1
Private sector other dwellings
3 634
-15.7
-0.6


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 3.7% in September 2010 and is showing falls for seven months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 6.6% and has fallen for six months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.8% in September and has fallen for nine months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 2.2% and has fallen for four months.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 3.5% in September and is now showing falls for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 15.7% following a rise in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 2.7% in September and has fallen for seven months.
  • The trend estimates for the value of building approved should be interpreted with caution. See the data notes on page 2 of this publication.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 3.2% in September. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building fell 5.4% and the value of residential alterations and additions rose 1.0%. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building fell 0.7%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
October 2010 30 November 2010
November 2010 6 January 2011
December 2010 3 February 2011
January 2011 3 March 2011
February 2011 31 March 2011
March 2011 5 May 2011



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:

2009-10
2010-11
TOTAL

NSW
24
7
31
Vic.
239
36
275
Qld
-12
-8
-20
SA
1
-
1
WA
-
2
2
Tas.
-
-1
-1
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
2
2
Total
252
38
290




DATA NOTES

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building approvals may be affected by initiatives within the Government stimulus package, which included the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and the Social Housing Initiative as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. From June 2009 to February 2010 BER impacts were quantified and removed from the trend estimates because of its short term nature. From March 2010 these impacts are no longer removed from the trend estimates as their effect has significantly declined. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 20 to 23 of the explanatory notes.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Rebecca Eales on Adelaide (08) 8237 7648.


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