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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Jul 2007  
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Building Approvals
Building Activity
Engineering Construction

BUILDING APPROVALS

In May 2007, the total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland in trend terms was 3,529. The trend estimate for total dwelling units approved is now showing falls for the last two months following fifteen months of rises. The trend estimate for private sector houses was 2,498 approvals and represents 71% of total dwelling units approved.

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



In May 2007, the total value in trend terms of building approvals was $1,496.4 million, a 12% increase from May 2006. Residential buildings accounted for 62% 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 December 2006 quarter, the total number of dwellings completed in trend terms in Queensland was 9,196. This is a 1.5% increase from the September 2006 quarter and follows falls for the previous four quarters. There were 5,819 new houses completed during the December 2006 quarter which represents 63% of the total number of dwellings completed.

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



In the December 2006 quarter, the trend estimate of the value of total building work done was $3,696.6 million, a 7.5% increase from December 2005.

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 September 2006 and December 2006 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of the value of engineering construction increased by 4.5% to $2,731.2 million. This continues the period of strong growth since December 2003.

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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