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Residential building approvals

In the City of Newcastle there were 514 residential buildings approved to be built in the financial year 2017-18 Sep FYTD.

The City of Newcastle'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
City of NewcastleNumberAnnual change
Year (ending June 30)HousesOtherTotalHousesOtherTotal
2017-18 Sep FYTD64450514------
2016-173808151,195+94+141+235
2015-16286674960-9+148+139
2014-15295526821+8+146+154
2013-14287380667-26+244+218
2012-13313136449+20+23+43
2011-12293113406+22-112-90
2010-11271225496-36-331-367
2009-10307556863+92+203+295
2008-09215353568-129-58-187
2007-08344411755+88-149-61
2006-07256560816-30-24-54
2005-06286584870-159+161+2
2004-05445423868+21-483-462
2003-044249061,330+70+358+428
2002-03354548902-114-153-267

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 Sep FYTD, Other dwelling approvals: 450 2017-18 Sep FYTD, House approvals: 64 2016-17, Other dwelling approvals: 815 2016-17, House approvals: 380 2015-16, Other dwelling approvals: 674 2015-16, House approvals: 286 2014-15, Other dwelling approvals: 526 2014-15, House approvals: 295 2013-14, Other dwelling approvals: 380 2013-14, House approvals: 287 2012-13, Other dwelling approvals: 136 2012-13, House approvals: 313 2011-12, Other dwelling approvals: 113 2011-12, House approvals: 293 2010-11, Other dwelling approvals: 225 2010-11, House approvals: 271 2009-10, Other dwelling approvals: 556 2009-10, House approvals: 307 2008-09, Other dwelling approvals: 353 2008-09, House approvals: 215 2007-08, Other dwelling approvals: 411 2007-08, House approvals: 344 2006-07, Other dwelling approvals: 560 2006-07, House approvals: 256 2005-06, Other dwelling approvals: 584 2005-06, House approvals: 286 2004-05, Other dwelling approvals: 423 2004-05, House approvals: 445 2003-04, Other dwelling approvals: 906 2003-04, House approvals: 424 2002-03, Other dwelling approvals: 548 2002-03, House approvals: 354
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals, Australia (8731.0). Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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