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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Oct 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 04/12/2006   
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OCTOBER KEY FIGURES

Oct 06
Sep 06 to Oct 06
Oct 05 to Oct 06
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 812
-0.9
3.2
Private sector houses
8 941
0.1
5.2
Private sector other dwellings
3 588
-3.3
-
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 214
-7.4
-1.8
Private sector houses
8 575
-7.5
1.0
Private sector other dwellings
3 366
-6.7
-4.4

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)


Dwelling units approved,
Total number

Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved,
Total number

Graph: Private sector houses approved



OCTOBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

  • The trend estimate for total dwelling approvals fell 0.9% in October 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 7.4%, to 12,214, in October 2006.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector house approvals rose 0.1% in October 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 7.5%, to 8,575, in October 2006.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 3.3% in October 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 6.7%, to 3,366, in October 2006.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved rose 0.1% in October 2006. The value of new residential building rose 0.8% and the value of alterations and additions rose 0.9%. The trend for the value of non-residential building approved fell 1.0% in October 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved fell 1.1%, to $5,262.6m, in October 2006. The value of new residential building approved fell 8.5%, to $2,652.5m. The value of alterations and additions fell 1.1%, to $477.6m. The value of non-residential building rose 10.0%, to $2,132.5m.


NOTES


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to Total Dwellings in this issue are:

2005-06
2006-07
Total

NSW
32
2
34
Vic.
-
-
-
Qld
99
-
99
SA
-
1
1
WA
-2
-4
-6
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
129
-1
128



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 for the value of new residential building has risen for the last eleven months.

Graph: New residential building



ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS TO RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend for the value of alterations and additions is now showing small rises for the last six months.

Graph: Alterations and additions to residential buildings



NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate for the value of non-residential building has fallen for the last four months.

Graph: Non-residential building


DWELLINGS APPROVED


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved is now showing falls for the last three months.

Graph: Total dwelling units approved



PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES

The trend estimate for private sector houses approved has risen for eleven consecutive months.

Graph: Private sector houses approved



PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLINGS

The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved has fallen for the last three months.

Graph: Private sector other dwellings approved


DWELLING UNITS APPROVED
STATES AND TERRITORIES


SUMMARY COMMENTS

The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 0.9% in October 2006. The trend rose in states and territories other than Victoria (-1.7%), South Australia (-4.2%), Western Australia (-2.5%) and Australian Capital Territory (-7.1%).


The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.1% in October 2006. The trend rose in New South Wales (+0.4%), Victoria (+0.4%) and Queensland (+1.0%) but fell in South Australia (-1.4%) and Western Australia (-1.5%).

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

Original

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 318
2 433
2 383
611
1 686
236
42
81
8 790
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 834
3 252
3 406
793
1 894
259
72
90
12 600
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-9.3
-3.2
-0.9
-8.0
-3.2
4.0
-6.7
-45.6
-4.4
Total dwelling units (%)
-16.4
9.2
0.2
-3.1
-13.9
9.3
-50.7
-63.1
-6.1

Seasonally Adjusted

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 355
2 397
2 165
609
1 693
na
na
na
8 575
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 861
2 995
3 200
814
1 930
247
na
na
12 214
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
-6.3
-5.3
-14.8
-5.3
-1.1
na
na
na
-7.5
Total dwelling units (%)
-5.2
-0.4
-8.1
0.9
-15.0
8.8
na
na
-7.4

Trend

Dwelling units approved
Private sector houses (no.)
1 410
2 580
2 280
633
1 651
na
na
na
8 941
Total dwelling units (no.)
2 878
3 268
3 262
800
2 075
240
106
183
12 812
Percentage change from previous month
Private sector houses (%)
0.4
0.4
1.0
-1.4
-1.5
na
na
na
0.1
Total dwelling units (%)
0.8
-1.7
0.6
-4.2
-2.5
0.4
5.0
-7.1
-0.9

na not available



DWELLING UNITS APPROVED


STATE TRENDS


NEW SOUTH WALES
Graph: Dwelling units approved - NSW



The trend for total dwelling units approved in New South Wales has risen for the last seven months. The trend estimate for private sector houses has risen for the last nine months.



VICTORIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - VIC



The trend for total dwelling units approved in Victoria is now showing falls for the last three months. The trend for private sector houses has risen for the last six months.



QUEENSLAND

Graph: Dwelling units approved - Qld



The trend for total dwelling units approved in Queensland has risen for the last ten months. The trend for private sector houses has risen for the last eleven months.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - SA



The trend for total dwelling units approved in South Australia has fallen for the last five months. The trend for private sector houses has fallen for the last four months.



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Dwelling units approved - WA



The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved in Western Australia has fallen for the last eight months. The trend for private sector houses is showing falls for the last seven months.

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