Australia - Residential Building Permits

Australia: Residential Building Permits

Unit #, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 7.06 %
Data May 2021 20,163
Apr 2021 21,694

Series Information

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Release Residential Building Approvals
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 7/31/1983
End Date 5/31/2021

Australia: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Residential Building Permits May 2021 20,163 21,694 #, SA Monthly
Building Completions 2021 Q1 30,191,796 29,458,451 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
House Price Index 2021 Q1 163.17 152.67 2011-12=100 Index, SA Quarterly
Housing Starts 2021 Q1 35,869 33,885 #, SA Quarterly
Non-residential Building Completions 2021 Q1 11,233,158 11,417,863 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Residential Building Completions 2021 Q1 16,116,970 15,476,177 Ths. Ch. AUD, SA Quarterly
Residential Housing Starts 2021 Q1 15,083 17,017 #, SA Quarterly
House Price Value 2020 Q4 563,899 550,065 AUD, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

In Australia, the Residential Building Approval statistics are compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

This publication provides the number and value of dwelling units approved by sector (public/private) and by state, number and value of new other residential dwelling units approved by type of building, and the number and value of non-residential building jobs approved by type of building (i.e. by function such as 'retail and wholesale trade', 'offices') and value ranges.

Data is updated every month.

Statistics of building work approved are compiled from:

  • permits issued by local government authorities and other principal certifying authorities
  • contracts let or day labour work authorised by commonwealth, state, semi-government and local government authorities
  • major building approvals in areas not subject to normal administrative approval e.g. building on remote mine sites.

The scope of the survey comprises the following:

  • construction of new buildings
  • alterations and additions to existing buildings
  • approved non-structural renovation and refurbishment work
  • approved installation of integral building fixtures

Data is revised when new data becoms available each month.

The national and states level data may have discrepancies due to the seasonally adjustment process by the ABS. The estimate of the states data were seasonally adjusted separately. The national total is then seasonally adjusted at the national level.