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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Mar 2008 Quality Declaration 
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar qtr 08
Dec qtr 07 to Mar qtr 08
Mar qtr 07 to Mar qtr 08
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
16 643.0
-
1.0
New residential building
8 210.5
-0.1
-1.5
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 588.6
0.7
2.2
Non-residential building
6 839.1
-0.2
3.8

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
16 483.5
-1.0
-1.2
New residential building
8 190.8
-0.3
-3.1
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 577.5
-1.1
1.9
Non-residential building
6 715.2
-1.9
0.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2005-06.

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




MARCH KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building work done was flat for the March 2008 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted March quarter estimate of the value of total building work done fell 1.0%, to $16,483.5m, on the revised December 2007 quarter estimate.


NEW RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work fell 0.1% in the latest quarter, with new houses rising 0.2% and new other residential building falling 0.9%. Alterations and additions to residential building rose 0.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential work done fell 0.3%, to $8,190.8m. Work done on new houses was flat at $5,813.0m, while new other residential building fell 1.0%, to $2,377.8m. Alterations and additions fell 1.1%, to $1,577.5m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 0.2% on the revised December quarter estimate.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 1.9%, to $6,715.2m, on the revised December quarter estimate.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2008 13 October 2008
September 2008 21 January 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 28 May 2008. 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 March quarter 2008 will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 13 October 2008.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


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