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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/02/2007   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec 06
Nov 06 to Dec 06
Dec 05 to Dec 06
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 389
-1.1
0.1
Private sector houses
8 738
-0.7
2.9
Private sector other dwellings
3 289
-2.9
-8.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
12 395
-1.9
-1.5
Private sector houses
8 573
-2.3
0.5
Private sector other dwellings
3 486
2.0
-9.5

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 estimate for total dwelling approvals fell 1.1% in December 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved fell 1.9%, to 12,395, in December 2006.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector house approvals fell 0.7% in December 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 2.3%, to 8,573, in December 2006.


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 2.9% in December 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 2.0%, to 3,486, in December 2006.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved rose 0.4% in December 2006. The value of new residential building rose 0.1% and the value of alterations and additions fell 0.9%. The trend for the value of non-residential building approved rose 1.2% in December 2006.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total building approved rose 2.0%, to $5,461.7m, in December 2006. The value of new residential building approved rose 0.8%, to $2,783m. The value of alterations and additions fell 9.5%, to $441.5m. The value of non-residential building rose 6.3%, to $2,237.2m.


NOTES



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issues.



REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to Total Dwellings in this issue are:

2005-06
2006-07
Total

NSW
1
19
20
Vic.
-
-
-
Qld
45
25
70
SA
- 3
7
4
WA
-
- 5
- 5
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
55
-
55
ACT
-
-
-
Total
98
46
144


One missing permit added to April 2006 data was a mixed residential project, which resulted in an upward revision of $60m value and 55 dwelling units to the estimates for the Northern Territory.



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