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 INDUSTRY


2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

BUILDING APPROVALS - year ended 30 June
Private sector housesno.
119 814
115 268
120 375
106 455
102 722
Total dwelling unitsno.
173 020
178 978
184 383
163 569
150 804
Value of total residential building$m
28 778.3
33 200.0
37 292.1
36 361.9
35 934.2
Value of total non-residential building$m
13 756.2
17 167.3
17 128.2
20 020.8
25 245.1
Value of total building$m
42 534.5
50 367.3
54 420.3
56 382.7
61 179.3
NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES - year ended 30 June
Passenger vehicles no.
537 610
560 203
594 414
604 027
599 360
Other vehiclesno.
266 961
300 343
345 710
377 764
371 991
Total new motor vehicle salesno.
804 571
860 546
940 124
981 791
971 351
MOTOR VEHICLE CENSUS - REGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLES - at 31 March
Number by type of vehicle
Passenger vehiclesno.
10 101 315
10 365 862
10 629 414
10 896 406
11 188 869
Campervansno.
35 163
38 336
39 947
40 693
41 520
Light commercial vehiclesno.
1 819 971
1 879 741
1 952 488
2 030 253
2 114 331
Light rigid trucksno.
74 260
78 479
83 212
88 768
95 452
Heavy rigid trucksno.
267 210
270 192
274 405
279 752
288 094
Articulated trucksno.
63 903
64 260
66 300
69 723
71 680
Non-freight carrying trucksno.
18 796
18 598
19 697
19 962
20 293
Busesno.
70 195
70 122
71 314
72 620
75 375
Motorcyclesno.
370 980
377 268
396 309
421 923
463 056
Total registered motor vehiclesno.
12 821 794
13 162 858
13 533 087
13 920 100
14 358 671
Number per 1,000 population
Passenger vehiclesno.
514
521
528
534
540
Campervansno.
2
2
2
2
2
Light commercial vehiclesno.
93
94
97
100
102
Light rigid trucksno.
4
4
4
4
5
Heavy rigid trucksno.
14
14
14
14
14
Articulated trucksno.
3
3
3
3
3
Non-freight carrying trucksno.
1
1
1
1
1
Busesno.
4
4
4
4
4
Motorcyclesno.
19
19
20
21
22
Total registered motor vehiclesno.
652
662
672
682
694
Number by type of fuel
Petrol - Leadedno.
2 543 007
2 189 750
1 856 492
1 552 478
1 293 452
Petrol - Unleadedno.
8 797 008
9 414 273
10 034 046
10 632 149
11 207 222
Dieselno.
1 153 903
1 229 244
1 315 356
1 411 126
1 521 140
LPG/Dual/Otherno.
327 877
329 590
327 193
324 348
336 856
AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES * - year ended 30 June
Total area
Area of holdingha
-
-
-
-
434 924 814.2
Cereals for grain ha
-
-
-
-
19 336 129.2
Vegetables for human consumption ha
-
-
-
-
130 703.0
Orchard trees (including nuts) ha
-
-
-
-
164 727.6
All fruit (excluding grapes) ha
-
-
-
-
188 307.5
Non-cereal broadacre cropsha
-
-
-
-
3 750 667.9
Total number
Sheep and lambsno.
-
-
-
-
91 028 408
Milk cattle (excluding house cows)no.
-
-
-
-
2 787 907
Meat cattle no.
-
-
-
-
25 605 492
Pigsno.
-
-
-
-
2 732 956
* Agricultural commodities data is subject to relative standard error (RSE) - for further information see ABS cat no. 7125.0



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