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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Dec 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/04/2006   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 05
Sep qtr 05 to Dec qtr 05
Dec qtr 04 to Dec qtr 05
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
13 594.1
-0.7
1.7
New residential building
7 295.1
-2.2
-4.0
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 387.3
-
-0.8
Non-residential building
4 897.0
1.2
12.1

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
13 304.4
-3.6
-1.7
New residential building
7 116.6
-5.4
-6.4
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 369.0
-1.8
-3.0
Non-residential building
4 818.8
-1.2
6.7

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2003-04.

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 fell 0.7% in the December quarter 2005.
  • The value of new residential building work fell 2.2% in the latest quarter. New houses fell 0.8%, and new other residential buildings fell 4.9%. Alterations and additions were flat while non-residential work done in the quarter rose 1.2%.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted December quarter estimate of work done is down 3.6%, to $13,304.4m, on the revised September quarter estimate.
  • There were falls in all sectors. New residential work fell 5.4%, to $7,116.6m. Work on new houses was down 5.2%, to $4,813.7m, while new other residential building work fell 6.0%, to $2,302.9m. Alterations and additions fell 1.8%, to $1,369.0m. Non-residential work done in the quarter declined by 1.2%, to $4,818.8m.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2006 19 July 2006
June 2006 13 October 2006



CHANGE TO RELEASE DATE FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, CAT. NO. 8755.0

Please note the release date for the March quarter 2006 issue of Construction Work Done, (Cat. no. 8755.0) is the 31st May 2006, not the 24th May 2006 as previously advertised.



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 2005 will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 19 July 2006.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

There are no significant revisions in this issue.



INQUIRIES

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VALUE OF WORK DONE VOLUME TERMS DECEMBER QTR 2005


SUMMARY COMMENTS

  • In the December quarter 2005, the seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done fell in all states and territories with the exception of Western Australia (+4.2%), the Northern Territory (+8.0%) and the Australian Capital Territory (+4.0%). The largest falls were in New South Wales (-7.1%) and Tasmania (-19.3%).
  • In original terms, the largest rise was in the Northern Territory (+17.0%), and the largest fall was in Tasmania (-15.3%).

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Original(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 743.4
2 051.2
1 941.6
409.3
882.8
96.0
68.9
109.4
7 302.6
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
520.0
415.8
270.2
81.2
87.7
25.6
14.1
25.8
1 440.3
Non-residential building ($m)
1 612.6
1 418.2
1 023.6
297.8
405.3
73.4
58.6
155.7
5 045.2
Total building ($m)
3 876.0
3 885.2
3 235.3
788.3
1 375.8
195.0
141.6
291.0
13 788.1
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
-12.0
-6.8
-2.4
-3.9
1.7
-20.9
19.0
-16.3
-6.1
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
1.8
-1.5
-1.9
-7.9
13.7
5.1
18.9
-14.1
-
Non-residential building (%)
-0.3
-8.7
5.7
0.9
1.6
-13.2
14.4
31.1
-0.8
Total building (%)
-5.7
-7.0
0.1
-2.6
2.4
-15.3
17.0
4.1
-3.6

Seasonally Adjusted(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 704.3
2 042.2
1 853.7
395.6
868.4
90.0
na
112.1
7 116.6
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
481.3
412.2
246.2
79.1
87.5
23.9
na
24.4
1 369.0
Non-residential building ($m)
1 552.0
1 345.9
953.1
283.7
385.7
70.4
na
151.4
4 818.8
Total building ($m)
3 737.6
3 800.3
3 053.0
758.4
1 341.6
184.3
131.7
287.9
13 304.4
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
-11.1
-3.9
-2.4
-7.1
1.8
-27.7
na
-12.8
-5.4
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
-3.3
-1.3
-6.3
-5.3
12.7
-0.4
na
-11.3
-1.8
Non-residential building (%)
-3.6
-9.2
1.5
-2.8
8.1
-11.8
na
25.2
-1.2
Total building (%)
-7.1
-5.6
-1.5
-5.4
4.2
-19.3
8.0
4.0
-3.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available
(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2003-04.



VALUE OF WORK DONE VOLUME TERMS


TREND ESTIMATES


NEW SOUTH WALES, VICTORIA

Graph: Value of work done, volume terms, NSW & Vic.



The trend estimate of the total value of building work done is now showing falls for the last seven quarters in New South Wales. The total value of building work done in Victoria shows four quarters of growth.



QUEENSLAND, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Value of work done, volume terms, Qld & WA



The trend estimate of the total value of building work done in Queensland is now showing a fall after four quarters of growth. The total value of building work done in Western Australia is now showing nine consecutive quarters of growth.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA, TASMANIA

Graph: Value of work done, volume terms, SA & Tas.



The trend estimate of the total value of building work done in South Australia is now showing falls for the last two quarters after four years of growth. The total value of building work done in Tasmania is now showing a fall after four quarters of growth.



NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Graph: Value of work done, volume terms, NT & ACT



The trend estimate of the total value of building work done in the Northern Territory has fallen after strong growth over the last year. The Australian Capital Territory shows growth for the past four quarters.



VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED VOLUME TERMS


TREND AND SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Dec qtr 05
Sep qtr 05 to Dec qtr 05
Dec qtr 04 to Dec qtr 05
$m
% change
% change

Trend(a)

Value of work commenced
13 671.3
-0.2
5.6
New residential building
6 940.8
-3.0
-3.9
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 316.0
-
-1.4
Non-residential building
5 334.2
1.8
21.7

Seasonally Adjusted(a)

Value of work commenced
13 235.6
-5.7
1.3
New residential building
6 654.2
-8.4
-9.2
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 329.9
2.6
1.1
Non-residential building
5 251.5
-4.1
18.9

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2003-04.



TREND

  • The December quarter 2005 trend estimate of the total value of building work commenced fell 0.2% from the September quarter estimate.
  • The value of new residential building commenced fell 3.0% in the December quarter 2005. New house commencements fell 0.6% and new other residential commencements fell 7.5%. The value of commencements for alterations and additions to residential buildings was flat. The value of non-residential building rose by 1.8%, the sixth consecutive quarterly rise.
Value of Work Commenced in Volume Terms, Trend
Graph: Value of Work Commenced in Volume Terms Trend




SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the total value of building work commenced fell 5.7% in the December quarter 2005, to $13,235.6m.
  • Commencements of new residential buildings fell 8.4%, to $6,654.2m. New house commencements fell 1.8%, to $4,797.4m. New other residential building fell 21.9%, to $1,856.8m, the lowest level since the June quarter 2001. Alterations and additions rose 2.6%, to $1,329.9m. Non-residential work commenced fell 4.1%, to $5,251.5m.

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