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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/01/2009   
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VALUE OF WORK DONE VOLUME TERMS SEP QTR 2008


SUMMARY COMMENTS

  • In the September quarter 2008, the seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done fell in states and territories other than Queensland, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. The largest falls were in South Australia (-4.6%) and Victoria (-3.4%).
  • The original estimate of total building work done rose in all states and territories other than New South Wales and South Australia. The largest rises were in the Australian Capital Territory (+11.6%) and Queensland (+3.4%).

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

Original(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 789.1
2 360.6
2 626.3
542.4
1 483.1
140.8
89.7
156.2
9 188.3
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
506.7
489.9
365.2
98.3
154.9
34.8
13.6
26.2
1 689.5
Non-residential building ($m)
1 926.5
2 179.5
1 699.9
370.7
969.2
104.8
95.8
329.6
7 676.0
Total building ($m)
4 222.3
5 030.0
4 691.4
1 011.3
2 607.2
280.4
199.1
512.0
18 553.8
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
-
7.4
5.1
-1.6
-2.1
-3.1
4.2
12.3
3.0
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
8.5
-6.3
19.5
15.4
-9.0
0.2
-21.9
-12.8
3.5
Non-residential building (%)
-8.9
-1.9
-2.1
-7.8
9.7
8.5
6.7
13.8
-2.0
Total building (%)
-3.4
1.7
3.4
-2.6
1.5
1.3
3.0
11.6
0.9

Seasonally Adjusted(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 762.6
2 228.8
2 530.2
534.6
1 439.6
143.4
86.8
146.5
8 843.6
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
489.9
469.7
346.3
95.6
155.8
33.9
13.6
23.7
1 628.7
Non-residential building ($m)
1 924.8
2 018.3
1 641.3
347.9
924.1
98.7
95.5
321.3
7 406.6
Total building ($m)
4 177.4
4 716.8
4 517.8
978.2
2 519.5
276.0
195.9
491.4
17 878.8
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
0.2
2.7
0.8
-1.6
-3.9
1.7
-5.6
3.9
0.2
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
1.2
-7.4
12.9
11.6
-8.0
0.5
-11.0
-13.1
-0.7
Non-residential building (%)
-5.9
-8.5
-2.6
-12.2
2.1
7.6
11.6
14.6
-3.0
Total building (%)
-2.6
-3.4
0.3
-4.6
-2.0
3.6
1.6
9.6
-1.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2006-07.



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