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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Dec 2008  
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Building approvals

Building activity

Engineering construction


BUILDING APPROVALS

In October 2008, the total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland in trend terms was 2,461. The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units approved for October 2008 showed total approvals decreased by 7.4% from the previous month. Total approvals are now at levels last seen in mid 2001. The trend estimate for private sector houses was 1,672 approvals which represents 68% of total dwelling units approved.

Dwelling Units Approved, Trend - Queensland
Graph: Dwelling Units Approved, Trend—Queensland


In October 2008, the total value of building approvals in trend terms was $1,460.2 million, a 4.9% decrease from the previous month and a 17% decrease from October 2007. Residential buildings accounted for 54% of the total value of buildings.

Value of Building Approved, Trend - Queensland
Graph: Value of Building Approved, Trend—Queensland


For more information on this topic, please refer to Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released monthly.


BUILDING ACTIVITY

In the June 2008 quarter, the total number of dwelling units completed in trend terms in Queensland was 9,862. This is a decrease of 2.8% from the March 2008 quarter. There were 6,806 new houses completed during the June 2008 quarter which represents 69% of the total number of dwelling units completed.

Dwellings Completed(a), Trend - Queensland
Graph: Dwellings Completed(a), Trend—Queensland


In the June 2008 quarter, the trend estimate of the value of total building work done was $4,216.1 million, a 2.8% increase from June 2007 quarter.

Value of Work Done, Chain Volume Measures - Queensland
Graph: Value of Work Done, Chain Volume Measures—Queensland


For more information on this topic, please refer to Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.


ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION

Between the March 2008 and June 2008 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of the value of engineering construction increased by 4.1% to $3,888.6 million. This continues the period of strong growth since December 2003 quarter.

Engineering Construction Work Done, Chain Volume Measures
Graph: Engineering Construction Work Done, Chain Volume Measures


For further information on this topic, access Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.


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