8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, May 2016 Quality Declaration 
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MAY KEY FIGURES

May 16
Apr 16 to May 16
May 15 to May 16
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
19 850
0.9
-2.2
Private sector houses
9 677
0.2
-2.1
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 893
1.6
-2.1
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
19 276
-5.2
-9.1
Private sector houses
9 665
0.1
1.3
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 299
-11.3
-18.2


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




MAY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.9% in May and has risen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 5.2% in May after rising for two months.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.2% in May and has risen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 0.1% in May following a fall of 1.8% in the previous month.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 1.6% in May and has risen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 11.3% in May after rising for two months.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved rose 1.0% in May and has risen for five months. The value of residential building rose 1.5% and has risen for six months. The value of non-residential building fell 0.2% and has fallen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 10.3% in May following a rise of 18.2% in the previous month. The value of residential building fell 6.4% after rising for three months. The value of non-residential building fell 18.5% following a rise of 47.7% in the previous month.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
May 2016 - Additional11 July 2016
June 2016 2 August 2016
June 2016 - Additional8 August 2016
July 2016 30 August 2016
July 2016 - Additional6 September 2016
August 20164 October 2016



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2014 to April 2016 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. The Building Approvals Annual Review has been operating since July 2015, requesting historical data back to the most recent large scale review (June 2012). Further information about the Annual Review and other potential sources of revisions can be found in the feature article released with the January 2016 8731.0 publication - "Revisions to Building Approval Statistics".

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.

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


REVISIONS THIS MONTH

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

Dwellings
2014-15
2015-16
TOTAL

NSW
383
437
820
Vic.
1
122
123
Qld
113
430
543
SA
16
54
70
WA
105
95
200
Tas.
8
7
15
NT
-
46
46
ACT
-
26
26
Total
626
1 217
1 843




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