Building Approvals by Local Government Area (LGA 2018)
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The monthly Building Approvals (BAPS) collection collects data relating to residential and non-residential building work above certain value limits that have been approved within the reference month. Data from this collection provides timely estimates of future building activity and is an important leading economic indicator. It also provides the sampling framework for the quarterly Building Activity Survey, which is a major contributor to the quarterly National Accounts estimates.

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Monthly

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The collection is a census of all approved building jobs (above specified value limits) and comprises the following activities: Construction of new buildings; Alterations and additions to existing buildings; Approved non-structural renovation and refurbishment work; Approved installation of integral building fixtures.

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Value of Approval ($'000), Number of Dwelling Units

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Australia

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Public and Private Sectors

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Approving authorities in Australia

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Value data are derived by aggregation of the estimated value of building work when completed, as reported on approval documents. This value excludes the value of land and landscaping but includes site preparation.

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Chain volume estimates reflect changes in the volume of building work approved after the direct effects of price changes have been eliminated. The chain volume measures appearing in this publication are annually reweighted chain Laspeyres indexes referenced to current price values in a chosen reference year. Chain volume measures are released quarterly in the April, July, October and January issues. The reference year is updated annually in the October issue. Chain volume measures do not, in general, sum exactly to the extrapolated total value of the components.

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Web release on www.abs.gov.au, catalogue number 8731.0.

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Seasonal adjustment is a means of removing the estimated effects of seasonal and calendar related variation from a series so that the effects of other influences can be more clearly recognised. It does not remove the effect of irregular or other influences (e.g. the approval of large projects or a change in the administrative arrangements of approving authorities).

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[Link] [Title] Quality Declaration [Url] http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/802CA053A094143DCA257C71000C1D32?OpenDocument

Building Approvals by Local Government Area (LGA 2018)Abstract

The monthly Building Approvals (BAPS) collection collects data relating to residential and non-residential building work above certain value limits that have been approved within the reference month. Data from this collection provides timely estimates of future building activity and is an important leading economic indicator. It also provides the sampling framework for the quarterly Building Activity Survey, which is a major contributor to the quarterly National Accounts estimates.

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For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or client.services@abs.gov.au.

Data source(s) used

Administrative data.

Direct source

Construction of new buildings; Alterations and additions to existing buildings; Approved non-structural renovation and refurbishment work; Approved installation of integral building fixtures.

Building Approvals, Australia (8731)http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/8731.0?OpenDocument
Source Periodicity

Monthly

Unit of measure used

Value of Approval ($'000), Number of Dwelling Units

Sampling

The collection is a census of all approved building jobs (above specified value limits) and comprises the following activities: Construction of new buildings; Alterations and additions to existing buildings; Approved non-structural renovation and refurbishment work; Approved installation of integral building fixtures.

Periodicity

Monthly

Statistical population

Approving authorities in Australia

Geographic coverage

Australia

Sector coverage

Public and Private Sectors

Classification(s) used

Type of Work, Type of Building (Functional Classification of Buildings, 1999), Sector of ownership, Local Government Area (2018), State/Territory, Approval Period.

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/exnote/8731.0
Aggregation & consolidation

Value data are derived by aggregation of the estimated value of building work when completed, as reported on approval documents. This value excludes the value of land and landscaping but includes site preparation.

Estimation

Chain volume estimates reflect changes in the volume of building work approved after the direct effects of price changes have been eliminated. The chain volume measures appearing in this publication are annually reweighted chain Laspeyres indexes referenced to current price values in a chosen reference year. Chain volume measures are released quarterly in the April, July, October and January issues. The reference year is updated annually in the October issue. Chain volume measures do not, in general, sum exactly to the extrapolated total value of the components.

Seasonal adjustment

Seasonal adjustment is a means of removing the estimated effects of seasonal and calendar related variation from a series so that the effects of other influences can be more clearly recognised. It does not remove the effect of irregular or other influences (e.g. the approval of large projects or a change in the administrative arrangements of approving authorities).

Explanatory Noteshttp://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/exnote/8731.0
Dissemination format(s)

Web release on www.abs.gov.au, catalogue number 8731.0.

Quality comments

[Link] [Title] Quality Declaration [Url] http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/802CA053A094143DCA257C71000C1D32?OpenDocument