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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Nov 2010 Quality Declaration 
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NOVEMBER KEY FIGURES

Nov 10
Oct 10 to Nov 10
Nov 09 to Nov 10
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
12 953
-0.4
-10.3
Private sector houses
8 143
-0.8
-15.8
Private sector other dwellings
4 298
1.2
23.6
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
13 158
-4.2
-9.9
Private sector houses
8 150
-1.7
-14.7
Private sector other dwellings
4 480
-5.5
23.9


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Number of dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




NOVEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.4% in November 2010 and is showing falls for nine months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 4.2% following a rise in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.8% in November and has fallen for 11 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved fell 1.7% following increases in the previous two months..


PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for private sector other dwellings approved rose 1.2% in November and is now showing rises for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector other dwellings approved fell 5.5% following a rise of 22.1% last month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate for the value of total building approved fell 0.5% in November and has fallen for eight 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 3.5% in November. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of new residential building fell 4.9% and the value of residential alterations and additions fell 11.7%. The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of non-residential building rose 1.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2010 3 February 2011
January 2011 3 March 2011
February 2011 31 March 2011
March 2011 5 May 2011
April 2011 31 May 2011
May 2011 4 July 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
3
158
161
Vic.
371
987
1 358
Qld
71
348
419
SA
-
-
-
WA
-
-
-
Tas.
-14
-
-14
NT
-13
-3
-16
ACT
-
-
-
Total
418
1 490
1 908



Late receipt and resolution of data has resulted in large upward revisions in the number of dwellings in Victoria and Queensland.


DATA NOTES

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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