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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Jun 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/10/2009   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 09
Mar qtr 09 to Jun qtr 09
Jun qtr 08 to Jun qtr 09
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
17 215.2
-2.9
-5.1
New residential building
8 268.8
-2.9
-6.7
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 469.3
-4.9
-10.5
Non-residential building
7 489.3
-2.4
-2.1

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
16 942.6
-5.3
-7.8
New residential building
8 295.2
-1.2
-6.5
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 419.8
-10.4
-13.9
Non-residential building
7 227.6
-8.5
-8.0

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

Value of work done, Chain volume measures
Graph: Value of work done, Chain volume measures

Value of work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of work done, Chain volume measures—Trend estimates




JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building work done fell 2.9% in the June 2009 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted June quarter estimate of the value of total building work done fell 5.3%, to $16,942.6m, following a fall of 2.1% in the March 2009 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work fell 2.9% in the latest quarter, with new houses falling 4.1% and new other residential building falling 0.4%. Alterations and additions to residential building fell 4.9%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential work done fell 1.2% to $8,295.2m. Work done on new houses fell 1.8% to $5,581.6m, while new other residential building was flat at $2,713.6m. Alterations and additions fell 10.4% to $1,419.8m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 2.4%. This follows a fall of 1.7% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 8.5%, following a rise of 1.2% in the March quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2009 20 January 2010
December 2009 14 April 2010



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 26 August 2009. The data in this publication are based on a response rate of approximately 96% of the value of building work done during the quarter. The data are subject to revision when returns from the following quarter are processed. Final data for the June quarter 2009 will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 20 January 2010.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Commencing with the September 2009 issue of this publication, the Time Series Electronic Tables 78 and 79 listed on page 52 of this issue will no longer be available on the ABS web site. A concordance between the 1986 Functional Classification of Buildings (FCB) and the 1999 FCB is available in the classification manual - ABS Functional Classification of Buildings, 1999 (cat. no. 1268.0.55.001). Table 80 listed on page 52 of this issue provides the Value of Work Done, Non Residential Building Classification Concordances 2001/02 - 2005/06, by Sector, Australia showing the proportion of FCB 1986 classed work assigned to each FCB 1999 publication class, by quarter.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Willie Hynd on Adelaide (08) 8237 7645.


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