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Greater Western Sydney Region

Residential building approvals

In the Greater Western Sydney Region there were 12,384 residential buildings approved to be built in the financial year 2012-13.

The Greater Western Sydney Region's building approvals are used as a leading indicator of the general level of residential development, economic activity, employment and investment. Residential building activity depends on many factors that vary with the state of the economy including interest rates, availability of mortgage funds, government spending, and business investment.  Large financial changes or shocks, such as the Global Financial Crisis of 2008/09 can be observed in the data.  However, the number of building approvals can fluctuate substantially from year to year simply as a result of the short-term nature of many construction projects, and the cyclical nature of the industry.

Residential building approvals
Greater Western Sydney RegionNumberAnnual change
Year (ending June 30)HousesOtherTotalHousesOtherTotal

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals, Australia (8731.0). Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts

Residential building approvals
Residential building approvals 2012-13, Other dwelling approvals: 3,912 2012-13, House approvals: 8,472 2011-12, Other dwelling approvals: 5,488 2011-12, House approvals: 5,973 2010-11, Other dwelling approvals: 5,243 2010-11, House approvals: 5,407 2009-10, Other dwelling approvals: 5,242 2009-10, House approvals: 5,186 2008-09, Other dwelling approvals: 3,366 2008-09, House approvals: 3,611 2007-08, Other dwelling approvals: 3,903 2007-08, House approvals: 3,851 2006-07, Other dwelling approvals: 4,082 2006-07, House approvals: 3,653 2005-06, Other dwelling approvals: 1,958 2005-06, House approvals: 1,795 2004-05, Other dwelling approvals: 1,713 2004-05, House approvals: 1,851 2003-04, Other dwelling approvals: 2,059 2003-04, House approvals: 2,529 2002-03, Other dwelling approvals: 2,505 2002-03, House approvals: 2,808
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals, Australia (8731.0). Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.