Dwelling approvals fall further in June: Australia

The number of dwellings approved fell 6.7 per cent in June (seasonally adjusted), for a third consecutive month, following a 7.6 per cent fall in May and a 5.0 per cent fall in April, according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Daniel Rossi, ABS Director of Construction Statistics, said: “The fall in the total number of dwellings approved in June was driven by a 11.8 per cent fall in private sector houses. Approvals in private sector dwellings excluding houses rose 0.8 per cent.

“Since the unwinding of stimulus measures, approvals for private houses have fallen 20.9 per cent from the record high in April. Despite the fall, private house approvals remain at elevated levels and are 44.3 per cent higher than June 2020 and 37.6 per cent higher than June 2019,” he said.

Dwelling units approved, by building type, seasonally adjusted

Total dwellingsPrivate sector housesPrivate sector dwellings excluding houses
Jun-0613,4108,6434,449
Jul-0614,1178,9704,884
Aug-0612,8128,9313,596
Sep-0613,0629,0853,685
Oct-0612,3048,4633,583
Nov-0612,7528,9573,493
Dec-0612,5498,8363,365
Jan-0712,6288,6173,716
Feb-0713,7438,5424,836
Mar-0712,3758,6813,441
Apr-0713,0389,0973,563
May-0712,7458,7423,758
Jun-0713,2878,6404,265
Jul-0713,3898,8493,947
Aug-0712,9998,8053,790
Sep-0714,0459,1724,399
Oct-0714,1079,0914,733
Nov-0714,6479,4344,883
Dec-0714,3649,1774,755
Jan-0814,3519,3254,638
Feb-0813,7049,2514,110
Mar-0812,4538,8133,451
Apr-0813,7919,1544,329
May-0813,1198,7484,004
Jun-0813,4368,7424,211
Jul-0813,1868,3154,431
Aug-0812,3618,1163,888
Sep-0811,7027,6743,671
Oct-0811,5167,5703,688
Nov-0810,3237,1882,813
Dec-0810,2106,9892,572
Jan-099,4367,2062,032
Feb-0910,7127,4033,075
Mar-0910,7647,5712,876
Apr-0911,3627,8023,099
May-0910,8668,2302,009
Jun-0911,9918,7642,503
Jul-0913,2398,9183,586
Aug-0912,7789,4072,648
Sep-0914,0959,5153,916
Oct-0913,6269,9212,944
Nov-0914,8679,8783,481
Dec-0915,3369,9693,861
Jan-1014,9939,9783,226
Feb-1015,4129,9773,429
Mar-1016,9859,9294,771
Apr-1016,0149,6014,769
May-1014,9309,2864,341
Jun-1014,6159,1164,716
Jul-1015,4108,9005,463
Aug-1014,9918,6745,276
Sep-1013,9028,4834,666
Oct-1015,3108,5576,084
Nov-1014,0778,3805,095
Dec-1015,1468,4525,979
Jan-1113,1188,3264,458
Feb-1112,8708,2844,244
Mar-1114,1698,1745,526
Apr-1113,7888,0985,436
May-1112,7568,0024,465
Jun-1112,7727,9894,413
Jul-1113,1057,6514,929
Aug-1114,8167,7686,630
Sep-1112,3197,7624,311
Oct-1111,3317,2633,868
Nov-1111,8507,6134,025
Dec-1111,7787,6763,965
Jan-1211,2217,7983,207
Feb-1211,7897,3434,289
Mar-1211,7187,4924,045
Apr-1210,7866,7683,917
May-1214,2037,2906,782
Jun-1214,8277,2737,337
Jul-1211,7427,6743,818
Aug-1213,3937,6945,565
Sep-1215,2227,9167,137
Oct-1214,2497,8245,958
Nov-1213,8777,7035,928
Dec-1213,8957,7355,949
Jan-1312,7577,7974,768
Feb-1313,6817,7635,261
Mar-1313,2887,9605,090
Apr-1314,9298,0976,525
May-1314,4368,3545,592
Jun-1313,6968,2525,058
Jul-1315,2638,5336,395
Aug-1314,8568,4136,251
Sep-1318,3198,6589,388
Oct-1317,5898,7068,622
Nov-1317,2869,2477,746
Dec-1317,0009,0507,694
Jan-1417,82910,1827,336
Feb-1416,7539,7336,803
Mar-1415,9529,3626,333
Apr-1416,4089,6806,374
May-1416,8199,7596,831
Jun-1416,5349,6556,549
Jul-1417,0379,7327,065
Aug-1418,5829,7298,593
Sep-1416,3859,5486,606
Oct-1418,1249,8438,094
Nov-1420,1099,82810,061
Dec-1420,3479,69510,209
Jan-1519,9819,9089,741
Feb-1519,6249,7039,573
Mar-1520,7619,64710,793
Apr-1519,2559,7749,165
May-1520,9059,54911,062
Jun-1519,3079,9229,045
Jul-1519,7749,7119,164
Aug-1519,30610,1099,036
Sep-1520,3029,78110,254
Oct-1521,5169,72411,557
Nov-1518,7159,6818,953
Dec-1520,21010,1829,862
Jan-1618,9929,8518,847
Feb-1619,8789,8689,655
Mar-1620,58110,16210,216
Apr-1620,8309,98510,642
May-1620,19110,0069,873
Jun-1618,4939,5838,716
Jul-1621,4879,58911,639
Aug-1621,7629,73211,632
Sep-1619,2109,7639,280
Oct-1616,4699,5696,598
Nov-1618,4449,6208,576
Dec-1618,3359,3628,828
Jan-1717,0879,1787,708
Feb-1719,1059,4439,417
Mar-1716,5489,3097,020
Apr-1718,1069,3838,504
May-1716,9269,7497,021
Jun-1718,9009,9178,772
Jul-1719,11910,1928,461
Aug-1719,15410,1428,830
Sep-1719,63010,1339,252
Oct-1719,56710,1579,093
Nov-1723,12110,02212,939
Dec-1718,01510,2527,599
Jan-1819,6249,8829,475
Feb-1819,28210,2548,711
Mar-1819,67210,5149,006
Apr-1818,38710,5857,600
May-1817,8839,7188,009
Jun-1819,39510,2708,799
Jul-1818,33810,0298,044
Aug-1816,4039,9386,314
Sep-1816,6659,5346,815
Oct-1817,1499,9986,984
Nov-1815,1499,4025,613
Dec-1814,2929,1495,008
Jan-1914,5479,1455,208
Feb-1916,6818,9197,650
Mar-1915,1088,6686,220
Apr-1914,3288,4965,698
May-1914,5128,6555,638
Jun-1914,6718,7455,541
Jul-1913,3368,5794,463
Aug-1913,7178,4585,133
Sep-1914,5398,6025,786
Oct-1914,2178,0405,975
Nov-1914,8418,6566,002
Dec-1915,8758,6687,015
Jan-2013,5548,6354,775
Feb-2016,2058,7047,318
Mar-2015,2428,6396,374
Apr-2015,2398,8506,018
May-2013,1938,7414,149
Jun-2012,7018,3413,934
Jul-2014,4769,1085,054
Aug-2014,2569,6914,378
Sep-2016,00410,5125,130
Oct-2017,25211,1835,742
Nov-2017,76311,8435,573
Dec-2019,12713,3595,527
Jan-2116,72012,0944,271
Feb-2119,91413,9325,563
Mar-2123,09914,3398,296
Apr-2121,93515,2126,438
May-2120,26313,6426,391
Jun-2118,91112,0376,440

Across Australia, the number of dwelling approvals fell in Western Australia (-30.5 per cent), Queensland (-18.4 per cent), Tasmania (-14.9 per cent) and New South Wales (-12.7 per cent). Dwelling approvals rose in Victoria (12.8 per cent) and South Australia (8.6 per cent), in seasonally adjusted terms.

Approvals for private sector houses fell in Queensland (-25.2 per cent), Western Australia (-21.1 per cent), New South Wales (-14.5 per cent) and Victoria (-2.3 per cent). Private house approvals in South Australia rose 14.8 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms.

The value of total building fell 2.6 per cent, in seasonally adjusted terms. The value of non-residential building fell 3.0 per cent, following a 27.3 per cent rise in May.

The value of total residential building fell 2.3 per cent, comprising a 2.9 per cent fall in new residential building and a 2.0 per cent rise in residential alterations and additions.

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