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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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JUNE KEY FIGURES

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

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
21 462.8
5.8
17.2
New residential building
9 913.2
4.8
11.6
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 661.5
2.2
8.0
Non-residential building
9 839.3
6.9
24.7

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
21 571.8
5.7
18.7
New residential building
10 181.7
9.4
15.4
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 660.4
1.8
11.9
Non-residential building
9 729.7
2.8
23.6

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2007-08.

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 rose 5.8% in the June 2010 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted June quarter estimate of the value of total building work done rose 5.7%, to $21,571.8m, following a rise of 7.3% in the March 2010 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done rose 4.8% in the latest quarter, with new houses rising 3.3% and new other residential building increasing by 8.2%. Alterations and additions to residential building rose 2.2%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential building work done rose 9.4% to $10,181.7m. Work done on new houses increased 7.7% to $6,898.4m, while new other residential building rose 13.1% to $3,283.3m. Alterations and additions rose 1.8% to $1,660.4m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done rose 6.9% in the June quarter. However, the trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done should be interpreted with caution. 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 rose 2.8%, following a 11.7% rise in the March quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2010 20 January 2011
December 2010 19 April 2011



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 25 August 2010, and Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia (cat. no. 8750.0) on 15 September 2010. 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 2010 will be released in the next release of this publication, Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 20 January 2011.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building activity may be affected by initiatives within the Government stimulus package, including the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and Social Housing Initiatives as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. Though the impact of the BER program was excluded from the trend estimates in the June 2009 through to the March 2010 releases of this data, this will no longer be the case from the June quarter 2010. As with the publication Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) affected trend estimates have been revised to include building activity resulting from the BER program. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 28 to 30 of the explanatory notes.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Damian Sparkes on Adelaide (08) 8237 7425.


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