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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Jun 2012 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/10/2012   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 12
Mar qtr 12 to Jun qtr 12
Jun qtr 11 to Jun qtr 12
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
18 671.4
-1.9
-5.0
New residential building
9 102.2
-1.6
-7.0
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 658.4
-3.9
-10.3
Non-residential building
7 923.8
-1.7
-1.2

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
18 555.7
-3.1
-5.1
New residential building
9 027.5
-3.1
-7.4
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 651.3
-3.6
-11.4
Non-residential building
7 876.9
-3.0
-0.8

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2009-10.

Value of work done, Chain volume measures
Graph: Value of work done, Chain volume measures

Value of work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of work done, Chain volume measures—Trend estimates




JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building work done fell 1.9% in the June 2012 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done fell 3.1% to $18,555.7m, in the June quarter, following a fall of 0.6% in the March 2012 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 1.6% in the June quarter. The value of work done on new houses fell 1.8% while new other residential building fell 1.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 3.1% to $9,027.5m. Work done on new houses fell 3.6% to $5,896.4m, while new other residential building fell 2.0% to $3,131.1m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done fell 1.7% in the June quarter. See data notes on page 2 of this publication.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 3.0%, following a rise of 0.8% in the March 2012 quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2012 17 January 2013
December 2012 17 April 2013



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 29 August 2012 and Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia (cat. no. 8750.0) on 12 September 2012. The data in this publication are based on a response rate of approximately 94% of the value of building work done during the quarter. The data are subject to revision when returns from the following quarter are processed. Final data for the June quarter 2012 will be released in the next release of this publication, Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 17 January 2013.

This is the final issue for which a readily printable (PDF) publication will be released. As of the September 2012 issue (scheduled for release 17 January 2013), headline data items will be presented in HTML format. Data series released in the Time Series Spreadsheets will be maintained and produced to the same timetable currently in place for this release.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimate published in Building Activity, Australia, March quarter 2012 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 18 July 2012:
  • the total value of commencements in Australia during March quarter 2012 has been revised upwards by $2,441.1m or 15.6%. This was driven by revisions to new other residential ($509.7m) and non-residential commencements ($1,716.1m).


DATA NOTE

The seasonally adjusted values of Residential Building Work Commenced for the March and June 2012 quarters should be interpreted with caution and will be reanalysed for the September quarter. For more information about seasonal adjustment please refer to paragraph 22 of the Explanatory Notes.

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building activity may be affected by Government stimulus packages as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 28 to 30 of the explanatory notes.


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