Tasmanian housing approvals are climbing again after a surprise drop-off.
Approvals of new dwellings by councils increased by 1.6 per cent in each of August and September in trend terms, the Australian Bureau of Statistics estimated.
September approvals were estimated at 254.
Tasmania and South Australia (0.4 per cent) were the only states or territories where approvals increased in September.
The recent results ended a mini-slump in the first half of the year which came despite record state population, relatively strong population growth and a shortage of rental accommodation in some areas.
" ...following a trough in September 2016, the estimated number of dwelling unit approvals generally trended upwards until early 2019," state Treasury analysis said.
Treasury said the nominal value of residential building approvals in the year to September was 12.6 per cent higher than in the previous year.
Property analyst CoreLogic estimated dwelling values increased by 4.2 per cent in regional Tasmania in the year to October.
That was the strongest regional growth in any state.
They had grown by 24.7 per cent in the past five years, which was also the strongest regional performance in any state.
Hobart values increased by 2.6 per cent in the year to October, beating all other capitals.
Hobart's five-year growth of 39.1 per cent was also the strongest of any capital.
Its median (mid-point) value of $460,033 was ahead of Adelaide, Perth and Darwin.