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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/03/2011   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

Jan 11
Dec 10 to Jan 11
Jan 10 to Jan 11
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
13 141
-0.5
-15.5
Private sector houses
8 021
-0.6
-17.4
Private sector other dwellings
4 739
0.6
23.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 342
-15.9
-24.8
Private sector houses
7 933
-2.4
-18.8
Private sector other dwellings
4 044
-30.8
8.1


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.5% in January 2011 and is now showing falls for 11 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 15.9% following a rise of 10.0% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.6% in January and has fallen for 13 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 2.4% in January and has now fallen for 4 months.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 0.6% in January and is now showing rises for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 30.8% following a rise of 26.4% last month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 2.3% in January and is now showing falls for 10 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 26.5% in January. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total residential building fell 13.3% and the value of non-residential building fell 48.7%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2011 31 March 2011
March 2011 5 May 2011
April 2011 31 May 2011
May 2011 4 July 2011
June 2011 2 August 2011
July 2011 30 August 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
76
-7
69
Vic.
20
48
68
Qld
-
433
433
SA
-
-31
-31
WA
-5
-10
-15
Tas.
-
6
6
NT
-
30
30
ACT
-
528
528
Total
91
997
1 088




DATA NOTES

Widespread flooding in the eastern states, particularly Queensland, and other recent natural disasters have not adversely affected participation by providers in the Building Approvals collection or the quality of estimates in this release. However, these events have had an impact on the number of approved dwellings and the value of approved work in January 2011. As revisions may occur to these data in future releases, care should be taken when interpreting month to month movements.

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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