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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Dec 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/04/2009   
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VALUE OF WORK DONE VOLUME TERMS DEC QTR 2008


SUMMARY COMMENTS

  • In the December quarter 2008, the seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done fell in states and territories other than Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania. The largest falls were in Queensland (-14.3%) and the Australian Capital Territory (-11.5%).
  • The original estimate of total building work done rose in all states and territories other than Queensland, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory. The largest rises were in the Victoria (+5.3%) and the Northern Territory (+3.0%).

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Original(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 794.8
2 599.0
2 161.6
552.6
1 471.2
148.3
84.2
143.3
8 955.1
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
509.7
538.1
316.3
96.8
160.5
36.0
21.7
26.2
1 705.2
Non-residential building ($m)
2 003.5
2 168.7
1 820.8
398.4
1 019.0
131.3
105.7
299.0
7 946.3
Total building ($m)
4 308.0
5 305.8
4 298.7
1 047.8
2 650.7
315.6
211.6
468.4
18 606.6
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
-0.8
9.8
-21.5
1.9
-1.4
4.7
-7.8
-8.8
-4.3
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
-1.2
9.1
-14.6
-6.1
3.7
-1.2
60.2
0.3
-0.5
Non-residential building (%)
3.2
-0.6
-4.6
3.4
0.7
0.6
5.1
-16.0
-0.9
Total building (%)
1.0
5.3
-14.6
1.6
-0.3
2.3
3.0
-13.1
-2.5

Seasonally Adjusted(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 778.2
2 563.5
2 092.8
533.0
1 482.8
143.2
79.6
139.8
8 777.0
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
460.2
504.1
289.7
92.6
153.5
33.9
18.7
25.4
1 583.9
Non-residential building ($m)
1 944.4
2 066.8
1 708.8
388.8
996.9
128.6
100.6
287.2
7 627.8
Total building ($m)
4 182.9
5 134.5
4 091.3
1 014.3
2 633.2
305.7
199.0
452.4
17 988.6
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
0.1
13.3
-19.8
0.1
2.2
-0.6
-8.3
-4.0
-1.8
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
-7.1
5.5
-17.9
-6.9
-1.1
-3.5
34.5
4.3
-3.9
Non-residential building (%)
-0.3
2.6
-5.6
6.7
3.9
6.0
-0.3
-15.8
-0.9
Total building (%)
-0.9
8.0
-14.3
1.8
2.6
1.7
-1.3
-11.5
-1.6

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2006-07.



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