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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2005  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec 05
Nov 05 to Dec 05
Dec 04 to Dec 05
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 175
-0.1
-4.3
Private sector houses
8 276
-0.9
-3.0
Private sector other dwellings
3 606
2.7
-7.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 168
-3.5
-8.9
Private sector houses
8 258
-3.3
0.1
Private sector other dwellings
3 728
-0.6
-22.2

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

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



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

  • The trend for total dwelling approvals fell 0.1% in December 2005, the seventh consecutive monthly fall.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 3.5%, to 12,168, in December 2005. A large fall in public sector approvals contributed to the overall decline.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate of private sector house approvals fell 0.9% in December 2005.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 3.3 %, to 8,258, in December 2005.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate of private sector other dwellings approved is showing a rise of 2.7% in December 2005. This is the second consecutive rise after six months of decline.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 0.6%, to 3,728, in December 2005.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved was unchanged in December 2005. The value of new residential building approved rose 0.3%, while the value of alterations and additions fell 0.1%. The value of non-residential building approved fell 0.4%, after ten consecutive months of growth.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 6.8%, to $4,606.2m, in December 2005. The value of new residential building approved fell 1.2%, to $2,426.7m. The value of alterations and additions fell 8.4%, to $412.9m.


NOTES



REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to Total Dwellings in this issue are:

NSW
Vic.
Qld.
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
TOTAL

2004-05
144
-
40
143
-
-
-
1
328
2005-06
-54
19
9
21
15
-
-
-
10
TOTAL
90
19
49
164
15
-
-
1
338


A duplicate permit removed from November 2005 data contributed to a $65 million downward revision to the value of non-residential building approved in Queensland.



UPCOMING CHANGES

Changes to the Time Series Spreadsheets.


Please note that the start date period for selected Excel time series spreadsheets for Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0) will be extended as outlined in the table below. These changes will take effect from the January 2006 issue released on 2 March 2006.


Note: not all series in the table go back to the earliest start date.


Table number
Old start date
New start date

2-8
September 1984
July 1983
11
September 1984
January 1956
12-19
September 1984
July 1970
20-21
September 1984
January 1956
22
September 1985
January 1965
23-28
September 1985
January 1956
29
September 1985
January 1965
30-34
September 1984
July 1970
35-37
September 1985
July 1970
38-39
September 1984
January 1956
40
September 1985
January 1956
41
September 1984
January 1956
42
September 1984
January 1961
43-50
September 1984
July 1970
75-82
September 1985
September 1985
83
September 1984
January 1965
84-91
September 1984
July 1970



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Pamment on Adelaide (08) 8237 7499.



VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED


NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate of the value of new residential building is now showing a rise of 0.3% in December 2005, after falls in the previous six months.

Graph: New residential building



ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate of the value of alterations and additions to residential building is showing a fall of 0.1% in December 2005.

Graph: Alterations and additions to residential buildings



NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building is now showing a fall after ten months of growth, down 0.4% in December 2005.

Graph: Trend value of non-residential building approved



DWELLINGS APPROVED


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

For the seventh consecutive month the trend estimate for total dwelling units approved has fallen, although the rate of declined has slowed in recent months.

Graph: Total dwelling units approved



PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved is showing falls for the past six months, after five months of growth.

Graph: Private sector houses approved



PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLINGS

The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved shows rises for the past two months, after six months of decline. The trend rose 2.7% in December 2005.

Graph: Private sector other dwellings approved



DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 0.1% in December 2005. The trend fell in all the states and territories other than Western Australia (+2.4%), the Australian Capital Territory (+14.7%) and the Northern Territory (unchanged). The largest falls were in Tasmania (-2.0%) and Victoria (-1.8%).


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.9% in December 2005. The trend fell in New South Wales (-6.7%), Victoria (-1.2%), Queensland (-0.7%) but rose in South Australia (+0.7%) and Western Australia (+2.2%).

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 098
2 065
1 628
646
1 557
174
67
107
7 342
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 846
2 473
2 482
881
2 039
201
115
247
11 284
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-17.1
-26.3
-21.0
-11.6
-21.0
-12.6
24.1
-0.9
-20.6
Total dwelling units (%)
-2.6
-28.0
-23.2
-1.2
-14.3
-5.6
-9.4
99.2
-15.3

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 172
2 317
1 954
663
1 799
na
na
na
8 258
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 879
2 836
2 812
836
2 239
194
na
na
12 168
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-2.0
-10.1
-2.0
-1.6
1.7
na
na
na
-3.3
Total dwelling units (%)
6.2
-16.4
-6.5
-2.5
1.4
1.6
na
na
-3.5

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 155
2 339
1 961
663
1 837
na
na
na
8 276
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 741
2 923
2 939
875
2 222
196
115
164
12 175
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-6.7
-1.2
-0.7
0.7
2.2
na
na
na
-0.9
Total dwelling units (%)
-0.4
-1.8
-0.3
-0.7
2.4
-2.0
-
14.7
-0.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available



DWELLING UNITS APPROVED


STATE TRENDS


NEW SOUTH WALES

Graph: Dwelling units approved - NSW



The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in New South Wales has been in decline for the past eleven months. The trend for private sector houses has fallen for the past six months.



VICTORIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC



The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Victoria has fallen for the past seven months. The trend for private sector houses has fallen for the past seven months.



QUEENSLAND

Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld



The trend estimates for total dwelling units approved in Queensland has been in decline for the past six months. The trend for private sector houses has been in decline for the past six months.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA



The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in South Australia is showing falls for the past two months. The trend for private sector houses is showing a modest rise for the last three months.



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA



The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Western Australia has risen for the past five months. The trend for private sector houses has fallen for the past six months.

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