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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2010 Quality Declaration 
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MEDIA RELEASE
May 5, 2010
Embargo: 11.30 am (AEST)
48/2010

Number of dwelling units approved increase this month.


ABS Building Approvals show that the number of dwelling units approved increased 1.5% in March 2010 and has risen for 14 months in trend terms.

The number of dwellings approved showed the greatest increases in New South Wales (+3.5%), Western Australia (+3.1%) and South Australia (+2.9%).

Private sector houses approved rose 0.2% this month and have increased for 15 months.

New South Wales (-1.4%) was the only state to record a fall this month in private sector house approved, while the largest rises were in South Australia (+1.5%) and Western Australia (+1.0%).

The value of total building approved rose 1.3% in March.The value of total residential and non-residential building approvals rose 1.3% and 1.4% respectively.

In seasonally adjusted terms the number of dwelling units approved rose 15.3% in March, largely driven by a 59.9% increase in private sector other dwelling units approved. This rise follows seasonally adjusted falls for the previous two months.

Further information is available in Building Approvals, Australia (cat no. 8731.0) on the ABS website at www.abs.gov.au

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