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1318.3 - Qld Stats, May 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/05/2009   
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Building approvals

Building activity

Engineering construction


BUILDING APPROVALS

In March 2009, the total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland in trend terms was 1,767. This was a drop of 3.1% from the previous month and the seventeenth consecutive monthly fall. Total approvals are at levels last seen in the middle of 1986. The trend estimate for private sector houses was 1,384 approvals which represents more than three-quarters (78%) of total dwelling units approved.

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


In March 2009, the total value of building approvals in trend terms was $951.1 million, a 2.0% decrease from the previous month and a 46% decrease from March 2008. 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 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 was 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. This was an increase of 0.3% from the 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 September 2008 and December 2008 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of the value of engineering construction increased by 5.4% to $4,853.1 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 contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.

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