ABS: Building Approvals, Australia, Aug 2012

by Australian Bureau of Statistics

August Key Points

Total Dwelling Units

  • The trend estimate for total dwellings approved fell 0.1% in August after rising for 6 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved rose 6.4% in August following a fall of 21.2% in the previous month.

Private Sector Houses

  • The trend estimate for private sector houses approved rose 0.7% in August and has risen for 3 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector houses fell 0.5% in August following a rise of 1.9% in the previous month.

Private Sector Dwellings Excluding Houses

  • The trend estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses fell 1.3% in August after rising for 6 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 23.0% in August following a fall of 46.7% in the previous month.

Value of Building Approved

  • The trend estimate of the value of total building approved fell 2.2% in August and has fallen for 2 months. The value of residential building fell 0.9% and has fallen for 2 months. The value of non-residential building fell 3.9% and has fallen for 3 months.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building approved rose 9.4% in August after falling for 2 months. The value of residential building rose 9.2% following a fall of 23.5% in the previous month. The value of non-residential building rose 9.8% after falling for 2 months.

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