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8731.0 - Building Approvals, Australia, Sep 2003  
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INTRODUCTION

From 1 July 2000, the Australian Bureau of Statistics commenced coding building approvals using a revised Functional Classification of Buildings (FCB) (cat. no. 1268.0.55.001). The next issue of Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0) due for release on 2 December 2003, will include new tables based on the revised FCB, replacing tables 20 and 21 from this issue.

The FCB classifies buildings to the stated predominant function or purpose of the building, according to the description as described on the approval documentation. The revised FCB takes into account new and emerging trends within the building industry and provides further dissection on types of buildings.

The revised FCB has resulted in changes to the classification within the non-residential sector. The residential sector is unchanged. This article presents data on the value of non-residential building approved in the last two financial years using the revised FCB, as well as data on the value of non-residential building approved at the state level for the financial year 2002–03.


RESULTS


VALUE OF NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING APPROVED, Australia: Original

PRIVATE SECTOR
PUBLIC SECTOR
TOTAL



2001-02
2002-03
2001-02
2002-03
2001-02
2002-03
2000 FCB categories
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Commercial
Retail/wholesale trade
1,995.0
3,042.7
27.6
56.5
2,022.7
3,099.3
Transport
211.2
290.3
103.1
98.8
314.3
389.1
Offices
2,536.0
3,160.3
443.3
444.3
2,979.4
3,604.6
Other commercial n.e.c.
120.3
108.2
33.8
35.3
154.1
143.5
Total commercial
4,862.6
6,601.5
607.8
634.9
5,470.4
7,236.4
Industrial
Factories
773.1
907.0
8.4
11.8
781.5
918.9
Warehouses
1,135.2
1,405.2
50.7
60.9
1,185.9
1,466.1
Agricultural/aquacultural
149.0
135.1
1.0
21.7
150.0
156.8
Other industrial n.e.c.
139.1
132.1
10.8
4.8
149.9
136.8
Total industrial
2,196.4
2,579.3
70.9
99.2
2,267.4
2,678.6
Other non-residential
Education
669.3
772.3
1,251.8
1,197.4
1,921.1
1,969.7
Religion
136.8
77.3
0.5
-
137.3
77.3
Aged care facilities
602.1
755.3
44.6
53.8
646.7
809.1
Health
276.5
324.1
745.1
492.3
1,021.6
816.4
Entertainment and recreation
526.5
1,309.3
599.3
279.5
1,125.8
1,588.9
Accommodation
568.8
831.8
19.0
7.3
587.8
839.1
Other non-residential n.e.c.
83.3
147.5
453.9
679.9
537.3
827.4
Total other non-residential
2,863.2
4,217.6
3,114.3
2,710.2
5,977.5
6,927.8
Total non-residential
9,922.2
13,398.4
3,793.1
3,444.4
13,715.3
16,842.8


VALUE OF NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING APPROVED, States and territories: Original - 2002-03

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.
2000 FCB categories
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Commercial
Retail/wholesale trade
1,118.3
856.1
524.0
218.7
309.7
31.9
19.9
20.6
3,099.3
Transport
173.1
41.8
148.9
5.5
4.6
0.4
0.9
13.8
389.1
Offices
1,326.1
1,317.8
328.6
86.9
353.7
27.6
29.2
134.6
3,604.6
Other commercial n.e.c.
28.9
48.8
23.3
9.3
29.8
-
2.9
0.5
143.5
Total commercial
2,646.5
2,264.5
1,024.9
320.5
697.8
59.9
52.8
169.5
7,236.4
Industrial
Factories
324.6
238.8
131.9
84.0
120.0
17.2
1.4
1.0
918.9
Warehouses
436.7
509.8
366.5
51.4
70.7
9.7
14.7
6.6
1,466.1
Agricultural/aquacultural
28.8
27.0
32.8
15.0
47.8
2.1
0.2
3.0
156.8
Other industrial n.e.c.
71.8
8.4
33.6
9.6
11.2
1.1
1.0
0.1
136.8
Total industrial
861.9
784.1
564.8
160.0
249.6
30.1
17.3
10.7
2,678.6
Other non-residential
Education
520.8
605.1
351.4
142.1
196.4
26.4
11.1
116.5
1,969.7
Religion
25.1
25.4
8.9
7.3
7.8
1.8
0.2
0.8
77.3
Aged care facilities
274.1
236.9
113.2
98.2
48.8
30.4
5.4
2.0
809.1
Health
352.6
244.6
81.5
34.9
80.0
10.1
7.6
5.0
816.4
Entertainment and recreation
424.2
628.0
240.5
54.2
167.0
10.4
9.9
54.6
1,588.9
Accommodation
376.8
121.8
187.5
39.2
56.3
24.0
33.0
0.6
839.1
Other non-residential n.e.c.
262.1
131.6
225.1
145.2
39.2
7.6
13.9
2.7
827.4
Total other non-residential
2,235.8
1,993.4
1,208.1
521.0
595.4
110.8
81.2
182.2
6,927.8
Total non-residential
5,744.2
5,042.0
2,797.8
1,001.5
1,542.8
200.8
151.3
362.4
16,842.8



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The value of non-residential building will still be available under the previous FCB. This data can be obtained from AusStats, or can be purchased from the ABS web site <www.abs.gov.au> under ‘Time Series Spreadsheets’. Some additional tables based on the revised FCB will also be available from AusStats and the web site once the October issue of 8731.0 is released on 2 December 2003.

A concordance between the previous FCB classification (1986 FCB) and the new FCB (2000 FCB) for non-residential building is outlined on the next page. The footnotes explain the major differences between the classifications.

For further information on the FCB classifications, please contact James Inglis on 08 8237 7405.


FCB 1986 TO FCB 2000 CONCORDANCE

1986 FCB
2000 FCB
030Hotels, motels, etc.461Self contained, short-term apartments
462Hotels (predominantly accommodation), motels, boarding houses, cabins
463Other accommodation n.e.c.
040Shops211Retail and wholesale trade buildings
050Factories311Factories and other secondary production buildings
060Offices231Offices
070Other business premises221Passenger transport buildings
222Non-passenger transport buildings
223Commercial carparks
224Other transport buildings n.e.c.
291Other commercial buildings n.e.c.
321Warehouses (excluding produce storage)
331Agricultural and aquacultural buildings(a)
391Other industrial buildings n.e.c.
491Other non-residential buildings n.e.c.(b)
080Educational411Education buildings
451Entertainment and recreation buildings(c)
090Religious421Religion buildings
100Health431Aged care facilities(d)
441Hospitals
442Other health buildings n.e.c.
110Entertainment and recreational451Entertainment and recreation buildings(c)
120Miscellaneous331Agricultural and aquacultural buildings(a)
431Aged care facilities(d)
491Other non-residential buildings n.e.c.(b)

(a) In the 1986 FCB Farm sheds, Grain storage etc. were included under Other business premises and buildings for animal production (e.g. dairy, shearers sheds) under Miscellaneous. These are all coded under 331 Agricultural and aquacultural buildings in the 2000 FCB.
(b) The 1986 FCB included items not allocated to a specific category under Miscellaneous. A small number were also allocated to Other business premises. These are all coded to Other non-residential buildings in 2000 FCB.
(c) Museums, Art galleries and Libraries in the 1986 FCB were coded under Education and animal enclosures (e.g. wildlife parks) under Miscellaneous. These are all coded under 451 Entertainment and recreation buildings in the 2000 FCB.
(d) The 1986 FCB included Aged care facilities with medical care under Health and those without medical care under Miscellaneous. These are all coded to 431 Aged care facilities in the 2000 FCB.


GLOSSARY

Accommodation

Building primarily providing short-term or temporary accommodation, and includes the following categories:
  • Self-contained, short-term apartments (e.g. serviced apartments)
  • Hotels (predominantly accommodation), motels, boarding houses, cabins
  • Other short-term accommodation n.e.c. (e.g. migrant hostels, youth hostels, lodges)

Aged care

Buildings used in the provision or support of aged care facilities, excluding dwellings (e.g. retirement villages). Includes aged care facilities with medical care and/or nursing care.

Agricultural/aquacultural

Buildings housing, or associated with, agricultural and aquacultural activities, including bulk storage of produce (e.g. shearing shed, grain silo, shearers' quarters).

Education

Buildings used in the provision or support of educational services, including group accommodation buildings (e.g. classrooms, school canteens, dormitories).

Entertainment/recreation

Buildings used in the provision of entertainment and recreational facilities or services (e.g. libraries, museums, casinos, sporting facilities).

Factories

Buildings housing, or associated with, production and assembly processes of intermediate and final goods.

Health

Buildings used in the provision of non-aged care medical services (e.g. nursing quarters, laboratories, clinics).

Offices

Buildings primarily used in the provision of professional services or public administration (e.g. offices, insurance or financial buildings).

Other commercial buildings

Commercial buildings not elsewhere classified (e.g. garage, metering station, petrol station).

Other industrial buildings

Industrial buildings not elsewhere classified (council depots, police stations, veterinary premises, public toilets.

Religion

Buildings used for or associated with worship, or in support of programs sponsored by religious bodies (e.g. church, temple, dormitories).

Retail/wholesale trade

Buildings primarily used in the sale of goods to intermediate and end users.

Transport

Buildings primarily used in the provision of transport services, and includes the following categories:
  • Passenger transport buildings (e.g. passenger terminals)
  • Non-passenger transport buildings (e.g. freight terminals)
  • Commercial carparks (excluded are those built as part of, and intended to service other distinct building developments)
  • Other transport buildings n.e.c.

Warehouses

Buildings primarily used for storage of goods, excluding produce storage.

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