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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Residential building approvals

In the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region there were 926 residential buildings approved to be built in the financial year 2016-17 Feb FYTD.

The RDA Darling Downs and South West 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West RegionNumberAnnual change
Year (ending June 30)HousesOtherTotalHousesOtherTotal
2016-17 Feb FYTD619307926------
2015-161,0195721,591-127-3-130
2014-151,1465751,721-90-285-375
2013-141,2368602,096-3+473+470
2012-131,2393871,626-9+143+134
2011-121,2482441,492+197+20+217
2010-111,0512241,275-494-114-608
2009-101,5453381,883+659+178+837
2008-098861601,046-297-213-510
2007-081,1833731,556-60+57-3
2006-071,2433161,559-322-77-399
2005-061,5653931,958+171-47+124
2004-051,3944401,834+126+91+217
2003-041,2683491,617+177+80+257
2002-031,0912691,360-186+108-78

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 2016-17 Feb FYTD, Other dwelling approvals: 307 2016-17 Feb FYTD, House approvals: 619 2015-16, Other dwelling approvals: 572 2015-16, House approvals: 1,019 2014-15, Other dwelling approvals: 575 2014-15, House approvals: 1,146 2013-14, Other dwelling approvals: 860 2013-14, House approvals: 1,236 2012-13, Other dwelling approvals: 387 2012-13, House approvals: 1,239 2011-12, Other dwelling approvals: 244 2011-12, House approvals: 1,248 2010-11, Other dwelling approvals: 224 2010-11, House approvals: 1,051 2009-10, Other dwelling approvals: 338 2009-10, House approvals: 1,545 2008-09, Other dwelling approvals: 160 2008-09, House approvals: 886 2007-08, Other dwelling approvals: 373 2007-08, House approvals: 1,183 2006-07, Other dwelling approvals: 316 2006-07, House approvals: 1,243 2005-06, Other dwelling approvals: 393 2005-06, House approvals: 1,565 2004-05, Other dwelling approvals: 440 2004-05, House approvals: 1,394 2003-04, Other dwelling approvals: 349 2003-04, House approvals: 1,268 2002-03, Other dwelling approvals: 269 2002-03, House approvals: 1,091
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals, Australia (8731.0). Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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