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Residential building approvals

In the WSROC Region there were 9,153 residential buildings approved to be built in the financial year 2016-17 FYTD.

The WSROC 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
WSROC RegionNumberAnnual change
Year (ending June 30)HousesOtherTotalHousesOtherTotal
2016-17 FYTD3,8515,3029,153------
2015-168,0069,79617,802+1,074+2,434+3,508
2014-156,9327,36214,294+1,360+788+2,148
2013-145,5726,57412,146-475-1,502-1,977
2012-136,0478,07614,123+1,757+2,869+4,626
2011-124,2905,2079,497+553+569+1,122
2010-113,7374,6388,375-213-274-487
2009-103,9504,9128,862+1,270+1,935+3,205
2008-092,6802,9775,657-161-444-605
2007-082,8413,4216,262+203-315-112
2006-072,6383,7366,374+688+436+1,124
2005-061,9503,3005,250+43+317+360
2004-051,9072,9834,890-494-1,227-1,721
2003-042,4014,2106,611-414+33-381
2002-032,8154,1776,992-620+1,199+579

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 FYTD, Other dwelling approvals: 5,302 2016-17 FYTD, House approvals: 3,851 2015-16, Other dwelling approvals: 9,796 2015-16, House approvals: 8,006 2014-15, Other dwelling approvals: 7,362 2014-15, House approvals: 6,932 2013-14, Other dwelling approvals: 6,574 2013-14, House approvals: 5,572 2012-13, Other dwelling approvals: 8,076 2012-13, House approvals: 6,047 2011-12, Other dwelling approvals: 5,207 2011-12, House approvals: 4,290 2010-11, Other dwelling approvals: 4,638 2010-11, House approvals: 3,737 2009-10, Other dwelling approvals: 4,912 2009-10, House approvals: 3,950 2008-09, Other dwelling approvals: 2,977 2008-09, House approvals: 2,680 2007-08, Other dwelling approvals: 3,421 2007-08, House approvals: 2,841 2006-07, Other dwelling approvals: 3,736 2006-07, House approvals: 2,638 2005-06, Other dwelling approvals: 3,300 2005-06, House approvals: 1,950 2004-05, Other dwelling approvals: 2,983 2004-05, House approvals: 1,907 2003-04, Other dwelling approvals: 4,210 2003-04, House approvals: 2,401 2002-03, Other dwelling approvals: 4,177 2002-03, House approvals: 2,815
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals, Australia (8731.0). Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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