Stats Centre - Building Activity Data

Building activity within our municipality is broken down into total domestic, new dwellings and total non-domestic building activity.

Domestic building activity

Number and value of all domestic permits

A total of 1,193 domestic permits were issued in the City of Greater Geelong in the September 2019 Quarter, a decrease of 10.3% compared to the previous quarter and an annual decrease of 9.3%.

The value of domestic permits in the September 2019 quarter was $241.0 million, a decrease of 18.7% compared to the previous quarter and an annual decrease of 11.6%.

A total of 5,309 domestic permits were issued in the City of Greater Geelong in the financial year 2018-19, an increase of 0.8% compared to 2017-18. The value of these permits was $1.2 billion, an increase of 13.5% compared to the previous financial year.

 
Number of permits
Percentage change*
Value of permits
($million)
Percentage change*
Monthly totals
Latest quarter (September 2019)
1,193
-10.3%
241.0
-18.7%
Previous quarter (June 2019)
1,330
296.3
Same quarter last year (September 2018)
1,316
-9.3%
272.7
-11.6%
Financial year annual totals**
2018-19
5,309
+0.8%
1,161.5
+13.5%
2017-18
5,266
1,023.0
Source: City of Greater Geelong. Domestic permits refers to all permits including dwellings, extensions, alterations, demolitions, etc. Figures for the previous quarter may be revised due to late permits.
*Percentage change is based on differences between the latest quarter and earlier figures as specified.
**Annual totals differ to ABS Building Approvals (8731.0) due to differing classifications and methodology.

Domestic Building Activity

Source: City of Greater Geelong.


Number and value of new dwelling approvals

A total of 790 new dwelling approvals were issued in the City of Greater Geelong in the September 2019 quarter, a decrease of 2.1% compared to the previous quarter yet an annual increase of 12.4%.

The value of new dwelling approvals in the September 2019 quarter was $189.9 million, a decrease of 25.5% compared to the previous month and an annual decrease of 12.2%.

A total of 3,049 new dwelling permits were issued in the City of Greater Geelong in the financial year 2018-19, an increase of 4.1% compared to 2017-18. The value of these permits reached $944.8 million, an increase of 10.0%
compared to the previous financial year

 
Number of new dwellings
Percentage change*
Value of new dwellings
($million)
Percentage change*
Monthly totals
Latest quarter (September 2019)
790
-2.1%
189.9
-25.5%
Previous quarter (June 2019)
807
255.0
Same quarter last year (September 2018)
703
+12.4%
216.4
-12.2%
Financial year annual totals
2018-19
3,049
+4.1%
944.8
+10.0%
2017-18
2,929
959.0
Source: City of Greater Geelong. Figures for the previous quarter may be revised due to late permits.

*Percentage change is based on differences between the latest quarter and earlier figures as specified.


New Dwelling Approvals

Source: City of Greater Geelong.


Non-domestic building activity

Number and value of non-domestic building permits

A total of 147 non-domestic building permits were issued in the City of Greater Geelong in the September 2019 quarter, an increase of 23.5% compared to the previous quarter and an annual increase of 33.6%.

The value of non-domestic building permits was $163.7 million in the September 2019 quarter, an increase of 87.1% compared to the previous quarter and an annual increase of 78.3%.

Permits of note for the June 2019 quarter ($ million) included: supermarket development in Armstrong Creek - stages 2 and 3 for $45.0 m, new school in Armstrong Creek - stages 1 and 2 for $33.0 m, community centre in Point Lonsdale - stage 3 for $8.9 m, 34 units at Warralily Retirement Village for $7.70 m, and Balmoral Quay Development in Rippleside - stage 3 for $6.0.

A total of 486 non-domestic building permits were issued in the City of Greater Geelong in the financial year 2018-19, a decrease of 14.1% compared to 2017-18 and a 46.7% decrease in value of these permits to $351.5 million.

 
Number of permits
Percentage change*
Value of permits**
($million)
Percentage change*
Monthly totals
Latest quarter (September 2019)
147
+23.5%
163.7
+87.1%
Previous quarter (June 2019)
119
87.5
Same quarter last year September 2018)
110
+33.6%
91.8
+78.3%
Financial year annual totals***
2018-19
486
-14.1%
351.1
-46.7%
2017-18
566
658.5
Source: City of Greater Geelong. Figures for the previous quarter may be revised due to late permits.

*Percentage change is based on differences between the latest quarter and earlier figures as specified. 

**Includes figures as provided to City of Greater Geelong (which may not always include stage breakdowns).

***Annual totals differ to ABS Building Approvals (8731.0) due to differing classifications and methodology.

Non Domestic Permits

 

Source: City of Greater Geelong.






Page last updated: Wednesday, 15 January 2020

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