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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES


Jul 2003
Aug 2003
Sep 2003

Dwelling units approved
Original
4,323
3,749
3,971
Seasonally adjusted
3,930
3,833
3,857
Trend
3,541
3,722
3,861

% change
% change
% change
Jun 2003 to
Jul 2003 to
Aug 2003 to
Jul 2003
Aug 2003
Sep 2003

Dwelling units approved
Original
44.5
-13.3
5.9
Seasonally adjusted
24.0
-2.5
0.6
Trend
5.5
5.1
3.7


DWELLING UNITS APPROVED
Total number
Graph - Dwelling units approved, Total number

PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES APPROVED
Total number
Graph - Private sector houses approved, Total number



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


TREND ESTIMATES
  • The trend estimate for the number of dwelling units approved rose by 3.7% in September 2003. The estimate has increased for the past six months.
  • The trend estimate for the number of private sector houses increased by 4.0% in September 2003, with the estimate increasing over the past eight months.


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwelling units approved in September 2003 showed a marginal increase of 0.6%. The estimate was 32.8% above the estimate for September 2002.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses approved has increased for the past five months.


ORIGINAL ESTIMATES
  • The total number of dwelling units approved in the September 2003 quarter was 12,043 which was an increase of 36.2% on the June quarter.
  • The total value of building work approved in the September 2003 quarter was $3,147.3m, which was a rise of 36.4% over the June 2003 quarter. The value of residential work rose by 35.4% and the value of non-residential work rose by 39.0%.


FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about these and related statistics, contact Darryl Rowe on Adelaide 08 8237 7596, or the National Information and referral Service on 1300 135 070.


ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This September quarter 2003 issue is the final issue of this publication.

In future, all data in this publication will be available in other ABS products, viz:
  • From the October 2003 issue, Building Approvals Australia (cat. no. 8731.0) will be expanded to include the state and territory data series of interest to most users. A copy of the proposed publication is available on the ABS web site. (see www.abs.gov.au and press the Publications icon, then go to 8731.0)
  • A Building Approvals data cube - contains most of the variables in this publication.
  • The on-line AusStats service - under Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0).
  • The ABS web site - in the Main Features for Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0).

Some state and territory data is also available in other ABS products. Further information on these alternative sources and how to access them is in the following document:


NOTE FOR SUBSCRIBERS

The following document details the cessation of the quarterly state and territory building activity publications, and offers alternative sources for future data.


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CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Quarterly chain volume data incorporate a new base year, 2001-02, which has resulted in revisions to growth rates, small in most cases, for subsequent periods. In addition, the reference year has been advanced to 2001-02, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing resulted in revisions to levels, but not growth rates, for all periods (see paragraphs 25-26 of the Explanatory Notes).

Area statistics are now classified to the Australian Standard Geographical Classification, 2003 Edition (see paragraphs 27-28 of the Explanatory Notes).


DATA NOTES

A special article 'Functional Classification of Buildings', containing data for 2001-02 and 2002-03 was included in the September 2003 issue of Building Approvals Australia (cat. no. 8731.0). This and other articles are available from the ABS web site at <www.abs.gov.au> Go to the 'Feature Articles' link on the home page, then select 'Industry/Construction'.


REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

There have been revisions made to total dwelling units since the last issue of this publication, resulting in an additional 261 dwellings in 2002-03.


SYMBOLS AND OTHER USAGES

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VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED


VALUE OF TOTAL BUILDING

The trend estimate for the value of total building has risen for the past seven months following five months of decline.
Graph - Value of total building


VALUE OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate for the value of residential building has risen for the past nine months following three months of decline.
Graph - Value of residential building


VALUE OF NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

The trend estimate for the value of non-residential building has risen for the past five months following six months of decline or no movement.
Graph - Value of non-residential building



DWELLINGS APPROVED : 2002-03


TYPE OF DWELLING

The number of dwelling units approved in Queensland during 2002-03 is shown in the table below, for each type of dwelling category, together with the distribution of each dwelling category as a percentage of total dwelling units approved for 2001-02 and 2002-03.


DWELLING UNITS BY TYPE



Type of dwelling

Number
of units
2001-02
% of total
dwellings
2002-03
% of total
dwellings

New residential
Houses
25,752
72.8
65.4
Other residential building
Semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc. of:
1 storey
1,847
3.4
4.7
2 or more storeys
2,400
5.3
6.2
Total
4,287
8.8
10.9
Flats, units, apartments in a building of:
1 or 2 storeys
1,461
3.1
3.7
3 storeys
1,535
3.4
3.9
4 or more storeys
6,024
11.3
15.3
Total
9,020
17.8
22.9
Total other residential building
13,307
26.5
33.8
Other
Alterations and additions to residential building
50
0.2
0.1
Conversions
223
0.4
0.6
Non-residential building
15
0.0
0.0
Total building
39,347
100.0
100.0



SUMMARY COMMENT

The number of dwelling units approved in 2002-03 increased by 10.6% on the previous financial year to 39,347. The relative percentage of houses fell from 72.8% to 65.4% while the percentage of other residential dwellings rose from 26.5% to 33.8%.

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