According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) November 2016 building approvals data there were 17,569 houses and units approved for construction across the country over the month. Based on the seasonally adjusted series, the number of dwelling approvals rose by 7.0% over the month due to a substantial rebound in unit approvals. Despite an […]
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics October dwelling approvals data likely marks a significant turning point for unit supply, with the latest numbers showing unit approvals have plunged to their lowest levels in 2 years. The October data showed unit approvals have consistently trended lower since reaching a recent high point in July earlier this year. […]
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released data on construction work done over the September 2016 quarter earlier this week. The data showed that the value of work done fell to its lowest level since December 2010. Over the September 2016 quarter, $46.1 billion worth of construction was completed. The $46.1 billion in work was […]
In the recently released Financial Stability Review (FSR) the Reserve Bank (RBA) talked about the supply risks surrounding the inner city apartment markets however, they did point to the fact that they see more potential risk in Melbourne and Brisbane. In this blog we explore the differences in pending apartment supply across the key capital […]
Earlier today the Australian Bureau of Statistics released the latest building approvals data for August 2016. The data showed that the strength in residential dwelling approvals is continuing. Over the month there were 20,788 dwellings approved for construction which was a moderate -1.8% lower over the month but 10.1% higher than the number in August […]
Demographic data for the March 2016 quarter was released last week from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The data showed that over the 12 months the national population increased by 1.4% which translates into an increase of 327,610 persons. Looking at the two components of national population growth, they show that over the year […]
Units are increasingly making up a higher proportion of overall stock available for sale, largely driven by the nation’s two largest capital cities
Over recent years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has shown that as a proportion of overall dwelling approvals, attached dwellings (high/low rise apartments and townhouses) are increasing. As shown below, the proportion of attached dwellings, based on overall approvals has been trending upwards, and approximately half of all approvals are now for attached stock. […]
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released building approvals data for June 2016 earlier today. Over the month there were 18,693 dwellings approved for construction nationally. National dwelling approvals are currently 26% higher than the decade average. Although this represents a very high volume of approvals, it was -2.9% lower over the month, -5.9% lower […]
Building approvals data for May 2016 was released earlier this week by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). According to the data there were 19,276 dwellings approved for construction over the month. The 19,276 approvals in May 2016 the lowest number of monthly approvals in four months. Despite a monthly fall in approvals, they remain […]
The Hobart housing market has been the nation’s weakest performing capital city housing market for more than a decade. There are now signs that the Hobart (and Tasmania’s) housing market may be in line for a steady improvement. Over the 12 months to March 2016, home values in Hobart have increased by 4.8% while over […]
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