1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Dec 2009  
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NUMBER OF DWELLING UNITS AND STAGE OF PRODUCTION

3 JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun 09
Mar qtr to Jun qtr 09
Jun qtr 08 to Jun qtr 09
Original data(a)
No.
% change
% change

Total Residential Building
Dwellings commenced
4 330.0
-1.2
-27.7
Dwellings under construction
16 703.0
-10.4
-18.8
Dwellings completed
6 281.0
43.9
6.4

(a) Excludes total alterations and additions, refurbishments and conversions
Source: Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0).

  • The total number of dwelling commencements fell by 1.2% in the June quarter 2009 and by 28% from the corresponding quarter of 2008, the largest annual decrease since June 2001.
  • In the June quarter 2009, there were 16,700 dwellings under construction, the lowest number since 2001. This represented a fall of more than 10% from the previous quarter and of 19% from the June quarter 2008.
  • Dwelling completions grew by 44% on the previous quarter and by 6.4% on the same quarter of the previous year.




This link takes you to time series spreadsheets from Building Activity, Australia, Sep 2009 (cat. no. 8752.0).
Tables 34-39 contain Number of Dwelling Units Commenced, Under Construction and Completed.


ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY
4 SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep 09
Jun qtr to Sep qtr 09
Sep qtr 08 to Sep qtr 09
No.
% change
% change

Value of Work Done (a)
Seasonally Adjusted
6182.5
-2.8
16.0
Trend
6250.0
5.3
19.9

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2007-08
Source: Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0).

  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work fell to under $6.2 billion (down 2.8%) in the September quarter 2009 after a 25% increase for the June 2009 quarter. However, there was an increase of 5.3% in trend terms for the September quarter.
  • The value of work done for the private sector has risen substantially over the last decade, from just over $220 million in September 2000 to around $5 billion in September 2009 in original terms. Work done for the public sector has increased only $600 million in value over the same period.


This link takes you to time series spreadsheets from Engineering Construction Activity, Sep 2009 (cat no. 8762.0).

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