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BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Building approvals, Number and value

Number of Dwelling Units
Value ($ million)
Period
Houses Private sector
Houses Total
Total Private sector
Total
New residential buildings
Alterations and additions to residential buildings
Total residential buildings
Total buildings

Annual

2005-06
103 576
105 431
148 788
152 214
30 814
5 571
36 385
61 818
2006-07
104 354
106 317
149 828
153 415
33 987
5 683
39 670
67 907
2007-08
107 583
109 406
158 166
162 466
39 126
6 132
45 257
81 767

Percentage change from previous year

2005-06
-2.7
-2.8
-6.6
-7.0
-0.9
5.6
0.0
9.6
2006-07
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.8
10.3
2.0
9.0
9.9
2007-08
3.1
2.9
5.6
5.9
15.1
7.9
14.1
20.4

Seasonally adjusted

2007-2008
October
9 304
9 456
13 993
14 314
3 515
520
4 035
7 775
November
9 394
9 540
14 248
14 621
3 461
513
3 973
7 276
December
8 967
9 263
13 800
14 218
3 516
527
4 043
6 983
January
9 155
9 322
13 607
13 984
3 545
535
4 080
7 886
February
9 224
9 410
13 127
13 520
3 116
554
3 670
6 466
March
8 759
8 858
12 451
12 654
3 087
497
3 584
6 506
April
8 830
8 902
13 609
13 910
3 250
525
3 774
6 484
May
8 590
8 721
12 249
12 552
3 218
468
3 685
6 994
June
8 600
8 658
12 498
12 976
3 178
512
3 690
6 877
2008-2009
July
8 235
8 370
12 429
12 782
3 076
557
3 633
6 882
August
8 062
8 139
11 727
11 996
3 020
494
3 514
6 582
September
7 674
7 841
10 968
11 315
2 837
489
3 326
6 250
October
7 515
7 647
10 629
10 928
2 719
457
3 176
5 052
November
6 971
7 080
9 489
9 817
2 319
460
2 779
4 836
December
6 813
6 902
9 261
9 536
2 222
448
2 670
4 309

Seasonally adjusted - Percentage change from previous month

2008-2009
July
-4.2
-3.3
-0.6
-1.5
-3.2
8.9
-1.5
0.1
August
-2.1
-2.8
-5.6
-6.2
-1.8
-11.4
-3.3
-4.4
September
-4.8
-3.7
-6.5
-5.7
-6.0
-1.1
-5.3
-5.0
October
-2.1
-2.5
-3.1
-3.4
-4.2
-6.5
-4.5
-19.2
November
-7.2
-7.4
-10.7
-10.2
-14.7
0.7
-12.5
-4.3
December
-2.3
-2.5
-2.4
-2.9
-4.2
-2.7
-4.0
-10.9

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2008-2009
July
-2.6
-2.5
-3.0
-2.8
-2.0
-0.4
-1.8
-1.4
August
-3.2
-3.0
-4.2
-4.0
-3.9
-1.2
-3.5
-4.2
September
-3.6
-3.5
-5.1
-5.0
-5.4
-2.3
-5.0
-6.7
October
-3.8
-3.7
-5.4
-5.2
-6.1
-2.9
-5.6
-8.1
November
-3.6
-3.6
-5.2
-5.0
-6.2
-2.8
-5.7
-8.6
December
-3.3
-3.2
-5.0
-4.9
-5.9
-3.0
-5.5
-8.6

Source: Building Approvals, Australia, (cat. no. 8731.0)

Building commencements, Number and value(a) - Chain volume measures(b)

Number of dwelling units
Value ($ million)
Period
Private sector houses
Total houses
Private sector total
Total
New resident-
ial buildings
Altera-
tions and additions to residential buildings
Non-
residential buildings
Total buildings

Annual

2005-06
102 432
104 264
148 760
152 315
33 981
6 089
25 670
65 770
2006-07
104 641
106 538
148 665
152 177
34 999
6 270
28 706
69 975
2007-08
105 298
107 269
154 538
158 536
37 768
6 414
32 947
77 129

Seasonally adjusted

2006-2007
September
26 896
27 371
37 738
38 557
8 641
1 684
7 157
17 484
December
26 493
26 906
37 961
38 752
9 043
1 562
7 123
17 730
March
25 930
26 381
36 569
37 550
8 661
1 469
7 358
17 483
June
25 251
25 808
36 215
37 168
8 654
1 555
7 067
17 278
2007-2008
September
25 738
26 303
38 002
39 004
9 161
1 574
7 583
18 318
December
27 172
27 628
39 312
40 291
9 416
1 728
8 252
19 396
March
25 452
26 080
38 463
39 578
9 606
1 582
8 398
19 586
June
26 848
27 167
38 827
39 753
9 585
1 530
8 715
19 829
2008-2009
September
23 927
24 185
34 491
35 356
8 340
1 526
7 139
17 005

(a) Includes conversions and dwelling units created as part of alterations and additions or the construction of non-residential buildings.
(b) Reference year 2006-07.
Source: Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, (cat. no. 8750.0) and Building Activity, Australia, (cat. no. 8752.0)

Value of building work done, Chain volume measures(a)

New residential building
Non-residential buildings
Total buildings
Period
Private sector houses
Total houses
Other residential buildings
Total
Alterations/ additions to residential building
Private sector
Total
Private sector
Total

Annual ($ million)

2005-06
22 433
22 808
11 594
34 384
6 139
19 689
25 013
59 262
65 552
2006-07
23 582
23 948
10 534
34 482
6 345
21 110
27 261
61 071
68 088
2007-08
23 858
24 338
10 275
34 613
6 478
23 771
29 846
63 954
70 938

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2006-2007
September
5 712
5 802
2 717
8 517
1 574
5 076
6 597
14 962
16 690
December
5 826
5 918
2 730
8 647
1 613
5 351
6 989
15 392
17 248
March
6 113
6 198
2 619
8 818
1 580
5 480
7 038
15 652
17 435
June
5 931
6 031
2 469
8 501
1 578
5 204
6 636
15 064
16 715
2007-2008
September
5 814
5 934
2 671
8 605
1 592
5 937
7 554
15 908
17 751
December
5 891
6 011
2 520
8 531
1 627
5 754
7 273
15 677
17 431
March
5 996
6 134
2 521
8 654
1 619
5 918
7 384
15 962
17 657
June
6 157
6 260
2 563
8 823
1 640
6 162
7 636
16 407
18 099
2008-2009
September
6 073
6 160
2 683
8 844
1 629
6 008
7 407
16 275
17 879

(a) Reference year 2006-07.
Source: Building Activity, Australia, (cat. no. 8752.0)

Construction activity, (from Table 4.10) Chain volume measure - Trend
Graph: Construction activity, chain volume measure, trend from table 4.10. Showing Total construction and Total building.

Construction activity, Value of work done - Chain volume measures(a)

Residential building
Non-Residential building
Total building
Engineering Construction
Non-Residential construction
Total construction
Period
Private sector
Total
Private sector
Total
Private sector
Total
Private sector
Total
Private sector
Total
Private sector
Total

Annual ($ million)

2005-06
39 561
40 521
19 689
25 013
59 262
65 552
29 637
48 648
49 369
73 655
89 034
114 269
2006-07
39 961
40 827
21 110
27 261
61 071
68 088
33 911
52 649
55 021
79 910
94 982
120 737
2007-08
40 183
41 092
23 771
29 846
63 954
70 938
36 610
57 834
60 381
87 680
100 564
128 772

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2006-2007
September
9 885
10 091
5 076
6 597
14 962
16 690
7 495
12 205
12 585
18 811
22 490
28 916
December
10 042
10 260
5 351
6 989
15 392
17 248
7 997
12 955
13 361
19 953
23 411
30 213
March
10 174
10 397
5 480
7 038
15 652
17 435
8 966
13 716
14 441
20 752
24 604
31 142
June
9 860
10 079
5 204
6 636
15 064
16 715
9 454
13 773
14 635
20 394
24 476
30 465
2007-2008
September
9 971
10 197
5 937
7 554
15 908
17 751
8 963
13 723
14 900
21 277
24 871
31 474
December
9 923
10 158
5 754
7 273
15 677
17 431
8 815
13 944
14 568
21 217
24 491
31 375
March
10 044
10 273
5 918
7 384
15 962
17 657
9 396
15 325
15 314
22 709
25 357
32 982
June
10 245
10 463
6 162
7 636
16 407
18 099
9 437
14 842
15 599
22 477
25 844
32 941
2008-2009
September
10 267
10 472
6 008
7 407
16 275
17 879
10 388
16 506
16 397
23 913
26 664
34 385

Trend ($ million)

2006-2007
September
9 940
10 156
5 170
6 728
15 110
16 884
7 748
12 700
12 927
19 431
22 880
29 592
December
10 048
10 264
5 275
6 850
15 323
17 114
7 949
13 006
13 242
19 860
23 303
30 125
March
10 045
10 263
5 373
6 926
15 417
17 189
9 046
13 445
14 407
20 369
24 439
30 628
June
9 987
10 210
5 507
7 040
15 493
17 250
9 165
13 705
14 660
20 738
24 635
30 942
2007-2008
September
9 920
10 148
5 661
7 190
15 582
17 338
9 069
13 876
14 725
21 061
24 640
31 206
December
9 953
10 184
5 849
7 378
15 802
17 562
9 002
14 190
14 849
21 567
24 802
31 751
March
10 070
10 297
5 967
7 461
16 037
17 758
9 229
14 780
15 196
22 237
25 266
32 535
June
10 184
10 403
6 031
7 478
16 216
17 880
9 677
15 451
15 707
22 927
25 892
33 330
2008-2009
September
10 300
10 508
6 111
7 522
16 411
18 033
10 147
16 098
16 288
23 669
26 588
34 177

(a) Reference year 2006-07.
Source: Building Activity, Australia, (cat. no. 8752.0); Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, (cat. no. 8762.0) and unpublished data.

Engineering construction activity, Value of work done - Chain volume measures(a)

By the private sector
Period
For the
private sector
For the
public sector
Total
By the
public sector
Total
Total for the
public sector
(b)

Original ($ million)

2005-06
29 637
7 001
36 638
12 004
48 648
19 005
2006-07
33 911
7 364
41 275
11 373
52 649
18 738
2007-08
36 610
10 440
47 050
10 784
57 834
21 224

Original ($ million)

2006-2007
September
7 445
1 601
9 046
2 735
11 779
4 335
December
8 368
1 719
10 087
3 217
13 301
4 936
March
8 428
2 007
10 435
2 559
13 000
4 566
June
9 670
2 038
11 708
2 862
14 570
4 900
2007-2008
September
8 775
2 253
11 028
2 203
13 231
4 455
December
9 160
2 573
11 733
2 543
14 276
5 117
March
8 930
2 745
11 675
2 873
14 548
5 618
June
9 745
2 869
12 614
3 165
15 779
6 034
2008-2009
September
10 279
3 147
13 425
2 590
16 015
5 737

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2006-2007
September
7 495
1 664
9 159
3 038
12 205
4 702
December
7 997
1 703
9 700
3 246
12 955
4 949
March
8 966
2 039
11 005
2 713
13 716
4 753
June
9 454
1 958
11 412
2 376
13 773
4 334
2007-2008
September
8 963
2 321
11 284
2 440
13 723
4 760
December
8 815
2 535
11 350
2 594
13 944
5 129
March
9 396
2 843
12 239
3 086
15 325
5 929
June
9 437
2 740
12 177
2 664
14 842
5 405
2008-2009
September
10 388
3 226
13 614
2 892
16 506
6 118

(a) Reference year 2006-07.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.
Source: Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, (cat. no. 8762.0)






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