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Residential building approvals

In the WSROC Region there were 5,888 residential buildings approved to be built in the financial year 2017-18 Sep 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
2017-18 Sep FYTD2,0353,8535,888------
2016-177,59711,80319,400+650+7,980+8,630
2015-166,9473,82310,770+936+1,496+2,432
2014-156,0112,3278,338+1,267-540+727
2013-144,7442,8677,611+109+267+376
2012-134,6352,6007,235+853-989-136
2011-123,7823,5897,371+401-288+113
2010-113,3813,8777,258-315+32-283
2009-103,6963,8457,541+1,302+1,302+2,604
2008-092,3942,5434,937-122-398-520
2007-082,5162,9415,457+126-352-226
2006-072,3903,2935,683+1,003+1,391+2,394
2005-061,3871,9023,289-3+230+227
2004-051,3901,6723,062-416-327-743
2003-041,8061,9993,805-357-376-733
2002-032,1632,3754,538-639+730+91

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: 3,853 2017-18 Sep FYTD, House approvals: 2,035 2016-17, Other dwelling approvals: 11,803 2016-17, House approvals: 7,597 2015-16, Other dwelling approvals: 3,823 2015-16, House approvals: 6,947 2014-15, Other dwelling approvals: 2,327 2014-15, House approvals: 6,011 2013-14, Other dwelling approvals: 2,867 2013-14, House approvals: 4,744 2012-13, Other dwelling approvals: 2,600 2012-13, House approvals: 4,635 2011-12, Other dwelling approvals: 3,589 2011-12, House approvals: 3,782 2010-11, Other dwelling approvals: 3,877 2010-11, House approvals: 3,381 2009-10, Other dwelling approvals: 3,845 2009-10, House approvals: 3,696 2008-09, Other dwelling approvals: 2,543 2008-09, House approvals: 2,394 2007-08, Other dwelling approvals: 2,941 2007-08, House approvals: 2,516 2006-07, Other dwelling approvals: 3,293 2006-07, House approvals: 2,390 2005-06, Other dwelling approvals: 1,902 2005-06, House approvals: 1,387 2004-05, Other dwelling approvals: 1,672 2004-05, House approvals: 1,390 2003-04, Other dwelling approvals: 1,999 2003-04, House approvals: 1,806 2002-03, Other dwelling approvals: 2,375 2002-03, House approvals: 2,163
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Building Approvals, Australia (8731.0). Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
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