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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Jul 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/07/2009   
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PRODUCTION

Building approvals

Building activity

Engineering construction


BUILDING APPROVALS

In May 2009, the total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland in trend terms was 2,142. This was an increase of 2.7% from the previous month, the third monthly increase following sixteen consecutive monthly falls. The trend estimate for private sector houses was 1,537 approvals which represents nearly three-quarters (72%) of total dwelling units approved.

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


In May 2009, the total value of building approvals in trend terms was $1,024.4 million, a 0.8% decrease from the previous month and a 43% decrease from May 2008. Residential buildings accounted for 60% 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 contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released monthly.


BUILDING ACTIVITY

In the December 2008 quarter, the total number of dwelling units completed in trend terms in Queensland was 10,588. This is an increase of 5.3% from the September 2008 quarter. There were 7,456 new houses completed during the December 2008 quarter which represents 70% of the total number of dwelling units completed.

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


In the December 2008 quarter, the trend estimate of the value of total building work done was $4,338.9 million, a 0.3% increase from December 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 contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.


ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION

Between the December 2008 and March 2009 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of the value of engineering construction increased by 2.1% to $4,866 million. This continues the period of strong growth since September 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 contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.


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