8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Feb 2018 Quality Declaration 
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FEBRUARY KEY FIGURES

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

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 824
-0.1
5.5
Private sector houses
9 988
0.2
6.2
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 505
-1.1
3.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
18 671
-6.2
-3.1
Private sector houses
10 082
1.9
6.1
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 130
-16.4
-14.8


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




FEBRUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.1% in February and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 6.2% in February.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.2% in February and has risen for four months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 1.9% in February.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 1.1% in February and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 16.4% in February.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 1.1% in February and has fallen for five months. The value of residential building fell 0.1%. The value of non-residential building fell 2.9% and has fallen for six months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 4.1% in February. The value of residential building fell 4.3%, while the value of non-residential building rose 22.6%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2018 - Additional11 April 2018
March 2018 3 May 2018
March 2018 - Additional10 May 2018
April 2018 30 May 2018
April 2018 - Additional6 June 2018
May 20183 July 2018



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2016 to January 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
53
95
Vic.
-
-1
Qld
-170
29
SA
-
1
WA
-
-1
Tas.
2
-
NT
-
9
ACT
-
-
Total
-115
132




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