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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Feb 2010  
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PRODUCTION


Building approvals

Building activity

Engineering construction


BUILDING APPROVALS

In December 2009, the total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland in trend terms was 2,879. This was an increase of 4.5% from the previous month, the eleventh monthly increase following fifteen consecutive monthly falls. The trend estimate for private sector houses was 2,009 approvals which represents 70% of total dwelling units approved.

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


In December 2009, the total value of building approvals in trend terms was $1,200 million, a 3.9% increase from the previous month and a 1.0% decrease from December 2008. Residential buildings accounted for 67% of the total value of buildings.

Value of Building Approved, Queensland: Trend
Graph: Value of Building Approved, Queensland: Trend


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 September 2009 quarter, the total number of dwelling units completed in trend terms in Queensland was 8,150. This was a decrease of 4.5% from the June 2009 quarter. There were 5,468 new houses completed during the September 2009 quarter which represents 67% of the total number of dwelling units completed.

Dwellings Completed(a), Queensland: Trend
Graph: Dwellings Completed(includes alterations, additions and conversions), Queensland: Trend


In the September 2009 quarter, the trend estimate of the value of total building work done was $4,081 million. This was a decrease of 16% from the September 2008 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 June 2009 and September 2009 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of the value of engineering construction increased by 2.0% to $5,465 million. This continues the period of strong growth since September 2003 quarter.

Engineering Construction Work Done, Chain Volume Measures - Queensland
Graph: Engineering Construction Work Done, Chain Volume Measures—Queensland


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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