Building Approvals

  • August 2021

    September 30, 2021

    The number of dwelling approvals rose a seasonally adjusted 6.8% in August, following four months of consecutive declines.

    High-rise building consents in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia contributed 5.2 ppts to the 6.8% bounce in August, with 2.6 ppts contribution from Western Australia alone.

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  • July 2021

    August 31, 2021

    The number of dwelling approvals fell a seasonally adjusted 8.6% in July.

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  • June 2021

    August 3, 2021

    The number of dwelling approvals fell a seasonally adjusted 6.7% in June.

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  • May 2021

    July 5, 2021

    The number of dwelling approvals fell a seasonally adjusted 7.1% in May.

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  • April 2021

    June 1, 2021

    The number of dwelling approvals fell a seasonally adjusted 8.6% in April 2021.

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  • March 2021

    May 5, 2020

    The number of dwelling approvals rose by a seasonally adjusted 17.4% in March 2021, to be just 0.8% shy of the all-time high from November 2017.

    The strong rise in dwelling approvals in March was driven by private dwellings excluding houses, which surged by 63.6% in the month.

    Private house approvals edged up 0.1% to a fresh record high.

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