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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 02/10/2014   
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AUGUST KEY FIGURES

Aug 14
Jul 14 to Aug 14
Aug 13 to Aug 14
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
16 237
1.2
6.8
Private sector houses
9 298
-
12.5
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
6 698
3.1
0.8
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
16 810
3.0
14.5
Private sector houses
9 231
-1.8
12.2
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
7 348
9.6
17.5

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses




AUGUST KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 1.2% in August and has risen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 3.0% in August and has risen for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved was flat in August.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 1.8% in August following a rise of 1.3% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 3.1% in August and has risen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 9.6% in August and has risen for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.8% in August and has risen for two months. The value of residential building rose 1.4% and has risen for four months. The value of non-residential building fell 0.5% and has fallen for nine months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 0.5% in August following a fall of 10.9% in the previous month. The value of residential building rose 3.0% and has risen for two months. The value of non-residential building fell 4.5% and has fallen for two months.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
August 2014 - Additional9 October 2014
September 2014 3 November 2014
October 2014 2 December 2014
November 2014 8 January 2015
December 2014 3 February 2015
January 2015 3 March 2015
February 2015 1 April 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.

CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Small area data cubes will be released in an "Additional Information" release approximately one week 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
-1
16
15
Vic.
4
-
4
Qld
173
-1
172
SA
10
-3
7
WA
30
21
51
Tas.
-
-
-
NT
-
-
-
ACT
-
-
-
Total
216
33
249

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



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