Australia: Building permits

(measure: building permits, source: Australian Bureau of Statistics)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Building permits in Australia, January 1960 - November 2021:

The data series span the period from January 1960 to November 2021. During that time, the average value for Australia was 12843 building permits with a minumum of 5359 building permits in January 1962 and a maximum of 24913 building permits in March 2021. The latest number is 17146, a change of 6.13% from the previous data point of 16156 building permits and a change of -5.45% from a year ago when the level was 18134 building permits.

The number of building permits is considered a leading macroeconomic indicator as it typically grows a few months ahead of an economic expansion and declines a few months before an economic slowdown. See more information about that indicator on our Building permits page.
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Measure: building permits
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics



Definition: Building permits are authorizations granted by a government or another regulatory body before the construction of a new building can legally occur.
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