Australian Bureau of Statistics
8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Apr 2005
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/06/2005
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APRIL KEY FIGURES
PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Time series spreadsheets will be released in Excel format for the first time with the June 2005 issue of this publication on 3 August 2005. A concordance between the current Lotus 1,2,3 spreadsheets and the proposed Excel spreadsheets is available in Information Paper: Changes to Ausstats Tables for Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0.55.001).
REVISIONS THIS MONTH
ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
The trend estimate of the value of alterations and additions to residential building was flat in April 2005, after five months of growth.
The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building is now showing four months of growth, rising 3.8% in April 2005.
TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
For the fifth consecutive month the trend estimate for total dwelling units approved was relatively flat. This follows a general decline starting in October 2003.
PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
The trend estimate for private sector houses approved was relatively flat for the fifth consecutive month.
PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLINGS
The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved has grown for the past five months, with the rate of growth slowing in recent months. The trend rose 0.2% in April 2005.
DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATES AND TERRITORIES
The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved was relatively flat (-0.3%) in April 2005. The trend fell in Queensland (-3.7%), Tasmania (-3.3%), Northern Territory (-7.4%) and Australian Capital Territory (-10.3%), but rose in all the other states.
DWELLING UNITS APPROVED STATE TRENDS
NEW SOUTH WALES
The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in New South Wales rose for the sixth consecutive month, with growth slowing in recent months. The trend for private sector houses is now showing consecutive monthly falls starting in September 2003.
The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Victoria rose 0.9% in the latest month, the third consecutive rise. The trend for private sector houses is showing rises for the past four months.
The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Queensland is showing a general decline over the last nineteen months. The trend for private sector houses has also fallen over the last seventeen months.
The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in South Australia shows rises for the past five months. The trend for private sector houses is now relatively flat.
The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Western Australia shows rises for the past six months after five months of decline. The trend for private sector houses now shows falls for the past two months after six months of growth.
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