The number of dwellings approvals in Australia declined by 15.5 percent month-over-month in March 2019,after a 19.1 percent gain in the previous month and compared to market consensus of a 14 percent fall. It was the biggest decrease in building permits since December 2017, as private sector dwellings excluding houses dropped (-30.6 percent from 64.5 percent in February). Meanwhile, private sector houses permits went down less (-3.2 percent from -3.4 percent). Among the states and territories, total dwelling approvals decreased in New South Wales (-27.4 percent), Victoria (-27 percent), Queensland (-2.4 percent), and South Australia (-2 percent); while rose in Western Australia (4.8 percent). Through the year to March, total dwelling units approved slumped 27.3 percent. Building Permits in Australia averaged 0.31 percent from 1983 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 31.80 percent in May of 2012 and a record low of -21.90 percent in December of 2017.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-04 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM -8.4% -9.8% 1.8% 3.2%
2019-03-04 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM 2.5% -8.1% 0% -2%
2019-04-02 12:30 AM Building Permits MoM 19.1% 2.3% -1% -3.5%
2019-05-03 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM -15.5% 19.1% -14% -5%
2019-05-30 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM -15.5% 8%
2019-07-03 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM -5.5%
2019-07-31 01:30 AM Building Permits MoM


Australia Housing Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Building Permits -15.50 19.10 31.80 -21.90 percent [+]
New Home Sales 4576.00 4582.00 20768.00 4538.00 Units [+]
Housing Index -2.40 -1.50 6.10 -2.40 percent [+]
Home Ownership Rate 65.00 67.00 71.40 65.00 percent [+]
Construction Output -3.10 -3.60 17.60 -18.90 percent [+]
Construction Pmi 42.60 45.60 60.50 29.24 Index Points [+]


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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-15.50 19.10 31.80 -21.90 1983 - 2019 percent Monthly
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Country Last Previous
Australia -15.50 Mar/19
Canada 8062581.00 Mar/19
France 37200.00 Mar/19
Germany 19501.00 Feb/19
Netherlands 3946.00 Feb/19
Turkey 74867.00 Dec/18
United States 1296.00 Apr/19


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