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Residential building approvals

In the Macarthur Region there were 1,128 residential buildings approved to be built in the financial year 2017-18 Aug FYTD.

The Macarthur 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
Macarthur RegionNumberAnnual change
Year (ending June 30)HousesOtherTotalHousesOtherTotal
2017-18 Aug FYTD7993291,128------
2016-174,0347234,757+129-40+89
2015-163,9057634,668+689+76+765
2014-153,2166873,903+880+203+1,083
2013-142,3364842,820-910-172-1,082
2012-133,2466563,902+1,817+396+2,213
2011-121,4292601,689+131-281-150
2010-111,2985411,839+337-10+327
2009-109615511,512+278+307+585
2008-09683244927+12-26-14
2007-08671270941+81+94+175
2006-07590176766+182+120+302
2005-0640856464-53+15-38
2004-0546141502-262-19-281
2003-0472360783+78-70+8
2002-03645130775-194+74-120

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

Residential building approvals
Residential building approvals 2017-18 Aug FYTD, Other dwelling approvals: 329 2017-18 Aug FYTD, House approvals: 799 2016-17, Other dwelling approvals: 723 2016-17, House approvals: 4,034 2015-16, Other dwelling approvals: 763 2015-16, House approvals: 3,905 2014-15, Other dwelling approvals: 687 2014-15, House approvals: 3,216 2013-14, Other dwelling approvals: 484 2013-14, House approvals: 2,336 2012-13, Other dwelling approvals: 656 2012-13, House approvals: 3,246 2011-12, Other dwelling approvals: 260 2011-12, House approvals: 1,429 2010-11, Other dwelling approvals: 541 2010-11, House approvals: 1,298 2009-10, Other dwelling approvals: 551 2009-10, House approvals: 961 2008-09, Other dwelling approvals: 244 2008-09, House approvals: 683 2007-08, Other dwelling approvals: 270 2007-08, House approvals: 671 2006-07, Other dwelling approvals: 176 2006-07, House approvals: 590 2005-06, Other dwelling approvals: 56 2005-06, House approvals: 408 2004-05, Other dwelling approvals: 41 2004-05, House approvals: 461 2003-04, Other dwelling approvals: 60 2003-04, House approvals: 723 2002-03, Other dwelling approvals: 130 2002-03, House approvals: 645
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals, Australia (8731.0). Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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