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ABS - Building Approvals (SA2) 2019-2020

This dataset presents details of buildings works approved in Australia for the 2019-2020 financial year. The data has been aggregated and presented by Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) 2016 boundaries.

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; and major building approvals in areas not subject to normal administrative approval e.g. building on remote mine sites.

The scope of the collection comprises the following: construction of new buildings; alterations and additions to existing buildings; approved non-structural renovation and refurbishment work; and approved installation of integral building fixtures. The statistics include all approved residential building valued at $10,000 or more and all approved non-residential building valued at $50,000 or more.

For more information please visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Explanatory Notes.

  • AURIN has spatially enabled the original data from the ABS.

  • The data has been sourced from the July 2020 release.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated December 18, 2020, 03:41 (UTC)
Created November 16, 2020, 07:34 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-AU_Govt_ABS-UoM_AURIN_DB_3_abs_building_approvals_sa2_2019_20
Aggregation Level sa2_2016
Attribute List Geometry, Number of New Houses, Number of New Other Residential Buildings, SA2 Code, SA2 Name, Total Dwelling Number, Value of Alterations ($000), Value of New Houses ($000), Value of New Other Residential Building ($000), Value of Non-Residential Building ($000), Value of Total Buildings ($000), Value of Total Residential Buildings ($000)
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (2020): ABS - Building Approvals (SA2) 2019-2020; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics 2020
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key sa2_code16
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[112.92, -43.74], [159.11, -43.74], [159.11, -9.14], [112.92, -9.14], [112.92, -43.74]]]}