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Feature Article - Functional Classification of Buildings


This article was published in Building Approvals, Australia (Cat. no 8731.0) Aug, 2002


INTRODUCTION

From 1 July 2000, the Australian Bureau of Statistics commenced coding building approvals using a revised Functional Classification of Buildings (cat. no. 1268.0.55.001). The Functional Classification of Buildings (FCB) classifies buildings to the stated predominant function or purpose of the building, according to the description as described on the approval documentation. The revised FCB takes into account new and emerging trends within the building industry and provides further dissection on types of buildings.

The revised FCB has resulted in changes to the classifications within the non-residential sector. The residential sector is unchanged. This article presents data on the value of non-residential building approved in the last two financial years using the revised FCB, as well as data on the value of non-residential building approved at the state level for the financial year 2001–02.

RESULTS

VALUE OF NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING APPROVED, Australia: Original

Private Sector
Public Sector
Total



2000-01
2001-02
2000-01
2001-02
2000-01
2001-02
2000 FCB categories
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Commercial
Retail wholesale trade
2,118.1
1,975.3
29.1
27.8
2,147.1
2,003.1
Transport
Passenger
40.5
18.6
37.1
60.2
77.6
78.8
Non-passenger
33.6
30.5
5.8
24.5
39.4
55.0
Carparks
123
162.2
27.9
18.4
150.8
180.5
Offices
2,366.7
2,557.5
294.1
438
2,660.8
2,995.5
Other commercial n.e.c.
91.6
120.0
125.9
33.8
217.5
153.7
Total commercial
4,773.3
4,864.0
519.9
602.6
5,293.3
5,466.6
Industrial
Factories
773.2
771.1
17.6
8.4
790.8
779.6
Warehouses
997
1,128.9
54
50.7
1,051.0
1,179.7
Agricultural/aquacultural
109.7
149
14.0
1.0
123.7
150.0
Other industrial n.e.c.
41.4
121.8
5.3
10.8
46.7
132.6
Total industrial
1,921.4
2,171.0
90.9
70.9
2,012.2
2,241.9
Other non-residential
Education
573.8
656.8
1,248.4
1,248.7
1,822.2
1,905.5
Religion
104.9
136.4
-
0.5
104.9
136.9
Aged care facilities
466.3
604.1
18.6
44.6
484.8
648.7
Health
Hospitals
234.7
219.3
653
692.3
887.8
911.6
Other health n.e.c
69.4
54.7
86.0
57.0
155.5
111.7
Entertainment and recreation
687.4
513.4
410.0
339.2
1,097.4
852.6
Accommodation
Self-contained short-term apartments
18.8
81.0
3.5
10.6
22.3
91.6
Hotels, motels, etc.
421.1
487.8
15.5
8.4
436.5
496.3
Other non-residential n.e.c.
218.3
73.9
325.8
453.9
544.1
527.8
Total other non-residential
2,794.7
2,827.3
2,760.9
2,855.4
5,555.5
5,682.7
Total non- residential
9,489.4
9,862.2
3,371.6
3,528.9
12,861.0
13,391.2



VALUE OF NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDING APPROVED, States and territories: Original–2001-02

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.
2000 FCB categories
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Commercial
Retail/wholesale trade
685.3
543.6
446.4
102.2
152.8
23.5
23.4
25.9
2,003.1
Transport
Passenger
54.8
7.8
15.2
0.6
-
0.2
-
0.2
78.8
Non-passenger
22.8
1.4
15.1
4.6
1.0
4.6
5.5
0.2
55.0
Carparks
23.5
119.8
4.6
14.4
12.7
0.2
-
5.4
180.5
Offices
868.7
1,226.6
459.2
101.1
169.2
15.8
50.8
104.1
2,995.5
Other commercial n.e.c.
63.9
24.4
47.6
9.3
4.3
1.4
2.6
0.2
153.7
Total commercial
1,719.0
1923.6
988.2
232.1
340
45.6
82.3
135.9
5,466.6
Industrial
Factories
305.4
247.4
81.9
57.7
71.8
8.2
6.0
1.2
779.6
Warehouses
299.7
540.8
175.0
45.6
88.0
5.1
9.6
15.8
1,179.7
Agricultural/aquacultural
47.9
24.2
21.7
16.6
34.9
3.5
0.7
0.6
150.0
Other industrial n.e.c.
77.8
17.2
25.9
3.3
5.8
2.2
0.3
0.1
132.6
Total industrial
730.8
829.6
304.6
123.1
200.6
19.0
16.6
17.6
2,241.9
Other non-residential
Education
706.8
543.7
312.9
79.0
175.6
42.2
15.6
29.7
1,905.5
Religion
46.3
29.4
39.4
4.6
9.4
0.7
0.3
6.8
136.9
Aged care facilities
97.8
244.7
156.7
85.9
26.4
36.3
1.0
-
648.7
Health
Hospitals
266
421.1
78.7
107.8
14.8
4.7
2.1
16.5
911.6
Other health n.e.c.
28.3
47.1
12.8
5.4
11.1
1.8
2.6
2.5
111.7
Entertainment and recreation
344.3
197.8
114.6
46.1
113.9
5.6
6.9
23.5
852.6
Accommodation
Self-contained short-term apartments
1.8
39.8
11.5
27.4
9.8
-
1.2
-
91.6
Hotels, motels, etc.
184.4
77.8
115.9
45.3
42.4
6.5
20.8
3.2
496.3
Other non-residential n.e.c.
223.1
148.7
99.8
12.8
23.1
5.7
10
4.6
527.8
Total other non-residential
1,898.7
1,750.2
942.3
414.3
426.4
103.4
60.5
86.8
5,682.7
Total non-residential
4,348.5
4,503.3
2,235.0
769.5
967.0
168.0
159.4
240.4
13,391.2



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The value of non-residential building will continue to be published under the previous FCB for the time being (see table 21 on page 28). It is expected that data on the new FCB will be progressively included in all ABS building publications during the first half of 2003. At that time tables will cease to be published under the previous FCB but will be available on request.

A concordance between the previous FCB classification (1986 FCB) and the new FCB (2000 FCB) for non-residential building is outlined on the next page. The footnotes explain the major differences between the classifications.

For further information on the FCB classifications, please contact Roger Mableson on 08 8237 7494.

FCB 1986 to FCB 2000 CONCORDANCE
1986 FCB
2000 FCB
030Hotels, motels, etc.461Self contained, short-term apartments
462Hotels (predominantly accommodation), motels, boarding houses, cabins
463Other short term accommodation n.e.c.
040Shops211Retail and wholesale trade buildings
050Factories311Factories and other secondary production buildings
060Offices231Offices
070Other business premises221Passenger transport buildings
222Non-passenger transport buildings
223Commercial carparks
224Other transport buildings n.e.c.
291Other commercial buildings n.e.c.
321Warehouses (excluding produce storage)
331Agricultural and aquacultural buildings(a)
391Other industrial buildings n.e.c.
491Other non-residential buildings n.e.c.(b)
080Educational411Education buildings
451Entertainment and recreation buildings(c)
090Religious421Religion buildings
100Health431Aged care facilities(d)
441Hospitals
442Other health buildings n.e.c.
110Entertainment and recreational451Entertainment and recreation buildings(c)
120Miscellaneous331Agricultural and aquacultural buildings(a)
431Aged care facilities(d)
491Other non-residential buildings n.e.c.(b)

(a) In the 1986 FCB Farm sheds, Grain storage etc. were included under Other business premises and buildings for animal production (e.g. dairy, shearers sheds) under Miscellaneous. These are all coded under 331 Agricultural and aquacultural buildings in the 2000 FCB.
(b) The 1986 FCB included items not allocated to a specific category under Miscellaneous. A small number were also allocated to Other business premises. These are all coded to Other non-residential buildings in 2000 FCB.
(c) Museums, Art galleries and Libraries in the 1986 FCB were coded under Education and animal enclosures (e.g. wildlife parks) under Miscellaneous. These are all coded under 451 Entertainment and recreation buildings in the 2000 FCB.
(d) The 1986 FCB included Aged care facilities with medical care under Health and those without medical care under Miscellaneous. These are all coded to 431 Aged care facilities in the 2000 FCB.


GLOSSARY

Aged care


Building used in the provision or support of aged care facilities, excluding dwellings (e.g. retirement villages). Includes aged care facilities with and without medical care.

Agriculture/aquaculture


Buildings housing, or associated with, agricultural and aquacultural activities, including bulk storage of produce (e.g. shearing shed, grain silo, shearers' quarters).

Carparks


A carpark that is commercial in nature and is built independently of other building developments.

Education


Buildings used in the provision or support of educational services, including group accommodation buildings (e.g. classrooms, school canteens, dormitories).

Entertainment and recreation


Buildings used in the provision of entertainment and recreational facilities or services (e.g. libraries, museums, casinos, sporting facilities).

Factories


Buildings housing, or associated with, production and assembly processes of intermediate and final goods.

Hospitals


Public hospitals and private hospitals.


Hotels, motels etc.

Includes hotels, motels, and other accommodation such as boarding houses and cabins, lodges, hostels.

Non-passenger transport

Buildings primarily used in providing non-passenger transport facilities (e.g. freight terminals, cargo sheds, weighbridge stations).

Offices


Buildings primarily used in the provision of professional services or public administration (e.g. offices, insurance or finance buildings).

Other commercial buildings


Commercial buildings not elsewhere classified (e.g. garage, metering station, petrol station).

Other health buildings

Includes laboratories, clinics, staff residences, nurses quarters.

Other industrial buildings

Industrial buildings not elsewhere classified (e.g. crusher house, oil depot buildings).

Other non-residential buildings

Non-residential buildings not elsewhere classified (council depots, police stations, veterinary premises, public toilets).

Passenger transport

Buildings primarily used in providing passenger transport facilities ( e.g. bus/coach depots, railway ticket offices, tram workshops, bus/rail/airport terminals).

Religion

Buildings used for or associated with worship, or in support of programs sponsored by religious bodies (e.g. church, temple, church hall, dormitories).

Retail/wholesale trade


Buildings primarily used in the sale of goods to intermediate and end users.

Self-contained, short term apartments


Includes serviced apartments and holiday apartments.

Warehouses


Buildings primarily used for storage of goods, excluding produce storage.


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