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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Jun 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/10/2010   
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VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED VOLUME TERMS


TREND AND SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Jun qtr 10
Mar qtr 10 to Jun qtr 10
Jun qtr 09 to Jun qtr 10
$m
% change
% change

Trend(a)

Value of work commenced
21 198.9
-2.1
30.1
New residential building
11 093.2
7.8
47.7
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 657.3
0.2
12.9
Non-residential building
8 652.3
-10.9
18.3

Seasonally Adjusted(a)

Value of work commenced
20 843.0
0.7
42.5
New residential building
10 980.3
6.5
49.8
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 638.3
1.5
13.1
Non-residential building
8 224.4
-6.3
40.7

(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2007-08. Refer to paragraphs 31-35 of the Explanatory Notes.



TREND
  • The trend estimates of the total and non-residential value of building commenced should be interpreted with caution. See data notes on page 2 of this publication.
  • The trend estimate of the total value of building work commenced fell 2.1% in the June quarter 2010 to $21,198.9m. This is 30.1% higher than June 2009.
  • The value of new residential building commenced rose 7.8%. The value of new house commencements rose 1.9% and new other residential commencements rose 17.1%. The value of commencements for alterations and additions to residential buildings rose by 0.2%. The value of non-residential building commenced fell 10.9%.
Value of Work Commenced in Volume Terms, Trend
Graph: Value of Work Commenced in Volume Terms, Trend



SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the estimate of the total value of building work commenced in the June quarter rose 0.7% following a fall of 10.5% in March 2010.
  • Commencements of new residential buildings rose 6.5% to $10,980.3m. New house commencements fell 2.7%, to $6,803.2m, and new other residential building rose 25.9% to $4,177.1m. Alterations and additions rose 1.5% to $1,638.3m. Non-residential work commenced fell 6.3%, to $8,224.4m.


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