The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved in Australia dropped by 2.4 percent month-over-month to 14,908 units in April 2022, unrevised from the flash figure and after a 19.2 percent tumble in the prior month. This was the third fall in building permits since the start of the year, with the number of approvals for private sector dwellings excluding houses continuing its fall (-6.1 percent vs -30.6 percent). Meanwhile, permits for private sector houses stabilized, up 0.5 percent following a 3.9 per cent fall in March. Across Australia, dwelling approvals fell in New South Wales (-6.8 percent), Queensland (-4.5 percent) and Western Australia (-0.3 percent), while increased in South Australia (50.3 percent), Tasmania (10.6 percent) and Victoria (7.8 percent). source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Building Permits in Australia averaged 0.35 percent from 1983 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 41.40 percent in February of 2022 and a record low of -24.60 percent in January of 2022. This page provides the latest reported value for - Australia Building Permits - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Australia Dwelling Approvals - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Building Permits in Australia is expected to be 7.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Australia Dwelling Approvals is projected to trend around 3.00 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Australia Dwelling Approvals



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-31 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM Prel Apr -2.4% -19.2% 2% 1.5%
2022-06-07 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM Final Apr -2.4% -19.2% -2.4% -2.4%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Building Permits -2.40 -19.20 percent Apr 2022
Housing Index 183.90 175.60 points Dec 2021
Home Loans 19910.00 21570.80 AUD Million Apr 2022
Construction Output -0.90 0.60 percent Mar 2022
Home Ownership Rate 66.20 67.50 percent Dec 2018

Australia Dwelling Approvals
In Australia, Building Permits show the monthly change in the number of total dwelling units approved, including building activity carried out on existing buildings.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.40 -19.20 41.40 -24.60 1983 - 2022 percent Monthly
Volume, SA

News Stream
Australia Building Permits Drop for 2nd Straight Month
The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved in Australia dropped by 2.4 percent month-over-month to 14,908 units in April 2022, unrevised from the flash figure and after a 19.2 percent tumble in the prior month. This was the third fall in building permits since the start of the year, with the number of approvals for private sector dwellings excluding houses continuing its fall (-6.1 percent vs -30.6 percent). Meanwhile, permits for private sector houses stabilized, up 0.5 percent following a 3.9 per cent fall in March. Across Australia, dwelling approvals fell in New South Wales (-6.8 percent), Queensland (-4.5 percent) and Western Australia (-0.3 percent), while increased in South Australia (50.3 percent), Tasmania (10.6 percent) and Victoria (7.8 percent).
2022-06-07
Australia Building Permits Unexpectedly Decline
The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved in Australia unexpectedly dropped by 2.5 percent month-over-month to 14,908 units in April 2022, missing market consensus of a 2 percent gain and after a revised 19.2 percent tumble in the prior month, a preliminary figure showed. This was the third fall in building permits since the start of the year, with the number of approvals for private sector dwellings excluding houses continuing its fall (-6.1 percent vs -30.6 percent). Meanwhile, permits for private sector houses stabilized, up 0.5 percent following a 3.9 per cent fall in March. Across Australia, dwelling approvals fell in New South Wales (-6.8 percent), Queensland (-4.5 percent) and Western Australia (-0.3 percent), while increased in South Australia (50.3 percent), Tasmania (10.6 percent) and Victoria (7.8 percent).
2022-05-31
Australia Building Permits Drop 18.5% MoM
The seasonally adjusted estimate for total dwellings approved in Australia dropped by 18.5 percent month-over-month to 15,183 units in March 2022, unrevised from the flash figure and after a 42.0 percent jump a month earlier which was the steepest pace on record. This was the second fall in the past three months, with private sector dwellings excluding houses tumbling (-29.9 percent vs 79.1 percent in February). Also, private house approvals declined 3.0 percent, after gaining 14.6 percent in the prior month. Across Australia, the number of dwelling approvals decreased in Victoria (-34.6 percent), Tasmania (-27.3 percent), New South Wales (-23.9 percent), and South Australia (-23.5 percent). By contrast, building permits rose both in Queensland (12.4 percent) and Western Australia (5.1 percent).
2022-05-12