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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Dec 2010 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/04/2011   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 10
Sep qtr 10 to Dec qtr 10
Dec qtr 09 to Dec qtr 10
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
21 163.3
-2.1
6.9
New residential building
10 069.8
-0.9
6.7
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 719.7
-
5.0
Non-residential building
9 385.9
-3.5
7.7

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
20 696.7
-4.3
5.1
New residential building
9 939.4
-0.7
7.0
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 717.4
0.1
4.2
Non-residential building
9 039.9
-8.7
3.2

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2008-09.

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




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building work done fell 2.1% in the December 2010 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done fell 4.3% to $20,696.7m in the December quarter, following a fall of 2.9% in the September 2010 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 0.9% in the December quarter. The value of work done on new houses fell 2.7% while new other residential building rose 2.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 0.7% to $9,939.4m. Work done on new houses fell 1.4% to $6,503.4m, while new other residential building rose 0.7% to $3,436.1m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done fell 3.5% in the December quarter. See data notes on page 2 of this publication.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 8.7%, following a 1.0% fall in the September quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2011 20 July 2011
June 2011 19 October 2011



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 23 February 2011, and Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia (cat. no. 8750.0) on 16 March 2011. 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 December quarter 2010 will be released in the next release of this publication, Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 20 July 2011.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

Widespread flooding in the eastern states, particularly Queensland, and other recent natural disasters have not affected the quality of statistics in this release. These events occurred after, or very late, in the December quarter reference period and did not noticeably affect the overall level of construction activity for either national or state level estimates in the December quarter.

The trend estimates in this publication are affected by initiatives within the Government stimulus package and other developments associated with global economic conditions. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 28 to 30 of the explanatory notes.


INQUIRIES

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