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Residential building approvals

In the RDA Northern Territory there were 1,679 residential buildings approved to be built in the financial year 2015-16.

The RDA Northern Territory'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 Northern TerritoryNumberAnnual change
Year (ending June 30)HousesOtherTotalHousesOtherTotal
2015-168857941,679-2-59-61
2014-158878531,740-1-346-347
2013-148881,1992,087+117+891+1,008
2012-137713081,079+129-444-315
2011-126427521,394+77-124-47
2010-115658761,441-192+337+145
2009-107575391,296+28+296+324
2008-09729243972+142-325-183
2007-085875681,155-174-125-299
2006-077616931,454+84+70+154
2005-066776231,300+2-79-77
2004-056757021,377+130+109+239
2003-045455931,138+31+165+196
2002-03514428942-126+125-1

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 2015-16, Other dwelling approvals: 794 2015-16, House approvals: 885 2014-15, Other dwelling approvals: 853 2014-15, House approvals: 887 2013-14, Other dwelling approvals: 1,199 2013-14, House approvals: 888 2012-13, Other dwelling approvals: 308 2012-13, House approvals: 771 2011-12, Other dwelling approvals: 752 2011-12, House approvals: 642 2010-11, Other dwelling approvals: 876 2010-11, House approvals: 565 2009-10, Other dwelling approvals: 539 2009-10, House approvals: 757 2008-09, Other dwelling approvals: 243 2008-09, House approvals: 729 2007-08, Other dwelling approvals: 568 2007-08, House approvals: 587 2006-07, Other dwelling approvals: 693 2006-07, House approvals: 761 2005-06, Other dwelling approvals: 623 2005-06, House approvals: 677 2004-05, Other dwelling approvals: 702 2004-05, House approvals: 675 2003-04, Other dwelling approvals: 593 2003-04, House approvals: 545 2002-03, Other dwelling approvals: 428 2002-03, House approvals: 514
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals, Australia (8731.0). Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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