8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Mar 2018 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/05/2018   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar 18
Feb 18 to Mar 18
Mar 17 to Mar 18
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
19 120
0.2
6.5
Private sector houses
10 254
0.8
8.7
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 663
-0.2
4.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
19 603
2.6
14.5
Private sector houses
10 380
1.1
10.4
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
9 090
6.1
21.4


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




MARCH KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved rose 0.2% in March.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 2.6% in March.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.8% in March.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 1.1% in March.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 0.2% in March and has fallen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 6.1% in March.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.6% in March and has fallen for six months. The value of residential building rose 0.4% and has risen for 10 months. The value of non-residential building fell 2.5% and has fallen for eight months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.8% in March. The value of residential building rose 1.4%, while the value of non-residential building fell 4.6%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES


ISSUE Release Date
March 2018 - Additional10 May 2018
April 2018 30 May 2018
April 2018 - Additional6 June 2018
May 20183 July 2018
May 2018 - Additional10 July 2018
June 201831 July 2018


DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2016 to February 2018 and include revisions resulting from the Building Approvals Annual Review. 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 made available 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
2016-17
2017-18

NSW
5
195
Vic.
-
51
Qld
27
115
SA
2
-6
WA
-
100
Tas.
-3
9
NT
-
-
ACT
-
221
Total
31
685




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