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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Dec 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/04/2007   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 06
Sep qtr 06 to Dec qtr 06
Dec qtr 05 to Dec qtr 06
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
15 266.5
1.1
4.1
New residential building
7 699.1
-0.1
-1.3
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 523.0
3.4
6.5
Non-residential building
6 030.8
2.0
10.9

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
15 181.0
0.6
4.9
New residential building
7 636.5
-1.0
-1.0
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 523.0
3.4
5.1
Non-residential building
6 021.5
2.0
13.5

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2004-05.

Value of work done, Volume terms
Graph: Value of work done, Volume terms

Value of work done, Volume terms - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of work done, Volume terms—Trend estimates



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate of the value of total building work done rose 1.1% in the December quarter 2006.
  • The value of new residential building fell 0.1% in the latest quarter. New houses rose 1.3%, while new other residential buildings fell 3.2%. Alterations and additions rose 3.4% and non-residential work done in the quarter rose 2.0%.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted December quarter estimate of work done rose 0.6%, to $15,181.0m, on the revised September quarter estimate.
  • New residential work fell 1.0%, to $7,636.5m. Work on new houses rose 0.4%, to $5,305.6m, while new other residential building work fell 4.1%, to $2,330.9m. Alterations and additions rose 3.4%, to $1 523.0m. Non-residential work done in the quarter rose 2.0%, to $6,021.5m.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2007 18 July 2007
June 2007 12 October 2007



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication contains detailed estimates from the quarterly Building Activity Survey. The data are subject to revision when returns from the following quarter are processed. Final data for the December quarter 2006 will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 18 July 2007.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

The seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised as a result of the annual review of concurrent seasonal factors. See paragraphs 22 to 29 of the Explanatory Notes.



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