Private Sector House And Dwelling Approvals Down September 2015

Private Sector House And Dwelling Approvals Down September 2015

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Private Sector House Approvals Fall In September

Victor P Taffa

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Building Approvals show the number of dwellings approved fell 1.8 % in September 2015, in trend terms, and has fallen for six months.

Dwelling approvals decreased in September in

  • Northern Territory (3.3 %),
  • Western Australia (3.2 %),
  • New South Wales (2.6 %),
  • Victoria (1.8 %),
  • Tasmania (1.2 %),
  • Australian Capital Territory (0.7 %),
  • Queensland (0.3 %).

Dwelling approvals increased in South Australia (0.4 %) in trend terms.

In trend terms, approvals for private sector houses fell 0.2 % in September. Private sector house approvals fell in

  • Western Australia (3.1 %),
  • New South Wales (1.2 %).

Private sector house approvals rose in

  • Queensland (2.2 %),
  • Victoria (1.1 %).

Private house approvals were flat in South Australia, in trend terms.

The value of total building approved fell 0.6 % in September, in trend terms, and has fallen for two months. The value of residential building fell 1.1 % while non-residential building rose 0.6 % in trend terms.