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Perth Metropolitan Area

Residential building approvals

In the Perth Metropolitan Area there were 33,115 residential buildings approved to be built in the financial year 2012-13.

The Perth Metropolitan Area'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
Perth Metropolitan AreaNumberAnnual change
Year (ending June 30)HousesOtherTotalHousesOtherTotal
2012-1325,4577,65833,115+13,795+5,125+18,920
2011-1211,6622,53314,195-1,555-213-1,768
2010-1113,2172,74615,963-2,199-1,196-3,395
2009-1015,4163,94219,358+3,521+1,185+4,706
2008-0911,8952,75714,652-929-2,945-3,874
2007-0812,8245,70218,526-2,036+1,096-940
2006-0714,8604,60619,466-1,995+1,265-730
2005-0616,8553,34120,196+2,131-617+1,514
2004-0514,7243,95818,682-978+516-462
2003-0415,7023,44219,144+952+223+1,175
2002-0314,7503,21917,969+856+693+1,549

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 2012-13, Other dwelling approvals: 7,658 2012-13, House approvals: 25,457 2011-12, Other dwelling approvals: 2,533 2011-12, House approvals: 11,662 2010-11, Other dwelling approvals: 2,746 2010-11, House approvals: 13,217 2009-10, Other dwelling approvals: 3,942 2009-10, House approvals: 15,416 2008-09, Other dwelling approvals: 2,757 2008-09, House approvals: 11,895 2007-08, Other dwelling approvals: 5,702 2007-08, House approvals: 12,824 2006-07, Other dwelling approvals: 4,606 2006-07, House approvals: 14,860 2005-06, Other dwelling approvals: 3,341 2005-06, House approvals: 16,855 2004-05, Other dwelling approvals: 3,958 2004-05, House approvals: 14,724 2003-04, Other dwelling approvals: 3,442 2003-04, House approvals: 15,702 2002-03, Other dwelling approvals: 3,219 2002-03, House approvals: 14,750
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals, Australia (8731.0). Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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