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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Jun 2008 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

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

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
16 825.4
-
1.7
New residential building
8 277.8
-
-0.2
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 593.9
0.3
2.7
Non-residential building
6 954.0
-0.2
3.7

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
16 858.0
0.1
4.5
New residential building
8 276.4
-0.3
1.4
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 592.2
0.5
3.1
Non-residential building
6 989.5
0.5
8.6

- 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




JUNE 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 June 2008 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted June quarter estimate of the value of total building work done rose 0.1%, to $16,858.0m, following a rise of 1.0% in the March 2008 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done was flat in the latest quarter, with new houses rising 1.2% and new other residential building falling 2.9%. Alterations and additions to residential building rose 0.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential work done fell 0.3%, to $8,276.4m. Work done on new houses rose 0.6% to $5,946.5m, while new other residential building fell 2.5%, to $2,329.9m. Alterations and additions rose 0.5%, to $1,592.2m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 0.2% in June. This follows a rise of 0.6% in March.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter rose 0.5%, to $6,989.5m, following a rise of 1.3% in March.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2008 21 January 2009
December 2008 17 April 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 27 August 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 June quarter 2008 will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 21 January 2009.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


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