8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Dec 2017 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec 17
Nov 17 to Dec 17
Dec 16 to Dec 17
no.
% change
% change

TREND
Total dwelling units approved
18 309
-1.7
3.3
Private sector houses
9 886
-0.2
4.9
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
8 250
-3.2
2.3
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Total dwelling units approved
16 891
-20.0
-5.5
Private sector houses
9 904
1.0
5.5
Private sector dwellings excluding houses
6 807
-39.2
-18.4


Dwelling units approved
Graph: Dwelling units approved

Private sector houses approved
Graph: Private sector houses approved




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


TOTAL DWELLING UNITS
  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 1.7% in December and has fallen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved fell 20.0% in December.


PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved fell 0.2% in December and has fallen for two months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses rose 1.0% in December.


PRIVATE SECTOR DWELLINGS EXCLUDING HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 3.2% in December and has fallen for three months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 39.2% in December.


VALUE OF BUILDING APPROVED
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 0.3% in December after rising for 11 months. The value of residential building fell 0.2% after rising for six months. The value of non-residential building fell 0.4% and has fallen for five months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved fell 17.8% in December. The value of residential building fell 25.4%, while the value of non-residential building fell 3.4%.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
December 2017 - Additional8 February 2018
January 2018 5 March 2018
January 2018 - Additional13 March 2018
February 2018 4 April 2018
February 2018 - Additional11 April 2018
March 2018 3 May 2018



DATA NOTES

In this release, revisions are provided for the time period from July 2016 to November 2017 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
35
203
Vic.
-1
37
Qld
-
19
SA
-
-
WA
3
5
Tas.
4
3
NT
-
1
ACT
-
-
Total
41
268




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