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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Mar 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/07/2008   
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VALUE OF WORK DONE VOLUME TERMS MAR QTR 2008


SUMMARY COMMENTS

  • In the March quarter 2008, the seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done fell in states and territories other than Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. The largest falls were in the ACT (-11.6%), NSW (-6.9%) and NT (-4.2%).
  • The original estimate of total building work done fell in all states and territories. The largest falls were in ACT (-22.8%), NT (-17.0%) and NSW (-15.3%).

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

Original(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 638.1
1 868.2
2 154.5
460.6
1 232.4
122.3
75.7
107.8
7 659.7
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
431.2
431.0
264.5
79.2
129.6
29.1
8.8
26.1
1 399.5
Non-residential building ($m)
1 692.3
1 754.9
1 274.7
286.0
708.5
76.7
75.7
202.3
6 071.2
Total building ($m)
3 761.6
4 054.1
3 693.8
825.7
2 070.6
228.1
160.2
336.2
15 130.4
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
-10.9
-10.3
-6.7
-10.2
-2.6
-10.9
-11.8
-23.9
-8.5
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
-25.4
-15.2
-16.3
-13.8
-11.1
-19.7
-36.6
-5.5
-18.5
Non-residential building (%)
-16.4
-13.3
-22.4
-15.2
-0.3
-11.8
-18.8
-24.1
-15.5
Total building (%)
-15.3
-12.2
-13.4
-12.3
-2.4
-12.4
-17.0
-22.8
-12.4

Seasonally Adjusted(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 728.0
2 023.3
2 347.1
486.9
1 278.5
128.6
80.9
116.5
8 190.8
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
485.4
493.6
307.4
84.2
134.2
33.2
10.9
33.6
1 577.5
Non-residential building ($m)
1 792.0
2 040.7
1 492.5
305.9
747.2
87.0
84.4
224.2
6 715.2
Total building ($m)
4 005.4
4 557.6
4 147.1
876.9
2 159.9
248.9
176.2
374.3
16 483.5
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
-4.9
-1.9
6.6
-1.4
0.7
-2.0
1.2
-15.0
-0.3
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
-7.2
2.3
6.1
-6.0
-5.0
-2.1
-17.8
25.0
-1.1
Non-residential building (%)
-8.7
6.3
-1.9
-7.4
8.4
0.7
-7.0
-13.6
-1.9
Total building (%)
-6.9
2.1
3.4
-4.1
2.9
-1.1
-4.2
-11.6
-1.0

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2005-06.



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