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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/04/2015   
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

Feb 15
Jan 15 to Feb 15
Feb 14 to Feb 15
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 673
1.6
13.2
Private sector houses
9 441
-
-
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 934
3.3
30.5
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 768
-3.2
14.3
Private sector houses
9 441
-0.1
-1.0
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 102
-6.0
36.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.6% in February and has risen for nine months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 3.2% in February after rising for four months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved was flat in February.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 0.1% in February after being flat in January.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 3.3% in February and has risen for nine months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 6.0% in February following a rise of 15.0% in the previous month.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.0% in February and has risen for eight months. The value of residential building rose 2.1% and has risen for 11 months. The value of non-residential building fell 1.4% and has fallen for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 19.5% in February following a rise of 20.1% in the previous month. The value of residential building fell 4.3% following a rise of 10.3% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building fell 44.0% following a rise of 40.3% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2015 - Additional10 April 2015
March 2015 4 May 2015
March 2015 - Additional11 May 2015
April 2015 1 June 2015
April 2015 - Additional9 June 2015
May 2015 1 July 2015



DATA NOTES

A number of time series spreadsheets contain ‘np’ (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.

Small area data cubes will be released in an “Additional Information” release five business days after the main publication. The data cubes will be for Statistical Area Level 2 and Local Government Areas. Release dates are published under the “Forthcoming Issues” section of the publication and in ABS Release Advice.


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

Revisions to the total number of dwelling units approved in this issue are:

Dwellings
2013-14
2014-15
TOTAL

NSW
2
4
6
Vic.
-3
441
438
Qld
3
18
21
SA
-
5
5
WA
-
4
4
Tas.
-1
-
-1
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
1
472
473

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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