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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Jul 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/07/2008   
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Building Approvals
Building Activity
Engineering Construction

BUILDING APPROVALS

In May 2008, the total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland in trend terms was 3,418. The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units approved for May 2008 showed total approvals decreased by -0.8% from the previous month, the seventh consecutive monthly decrease after a consistent upward trend of almost two years. The trend estimate for private sector houses was 2,271 approvals which represents 66% of total dwelling units approved.

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


In May 2008, the total value of building approvals in trend terms was $1,651.4 million, a slight (- 1.3%) decrease from the previous month and an 8.8% increase from May 2007. Residential buildings accounted for 61% 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 March 2008 quarter, the total number of dwellings completed in trend terms in Queensland was 10,347. This is an increase of 2.6% from the December 2007 quarter. There were 6,737 new houses completed during the March 2008 quarter which represents 65% of the total number of dwelling units completed.

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


In the March 2008 quarter, the trend estimate of the value of total building work done was $4,094.6 million, a -1.3% decrease from March 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 December 2007 and March 2008 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of the value of engineering construction increased by 4.2% to $3,672.6 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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