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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Sep 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/01/2008   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 07
Jun qtr 07
to Sep qtr 07
Sep qtr 06
to Sep qtr 07
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
16 305.4
-0.4
1.3
New residential building
8 159.2
-1.1
-0.5
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 524.0
-1.0
-0.4
Non-residential building
6 621.5
0.5
4.1

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
16 432.5
2.0
3.3
New residential building
8 150.2
-0.2
-0.1
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 527.9
-0.4
0.4
Non-residential building
6 754.4
5.5
8.4

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2005-06.

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



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

BUILDING WORK DONE

  • The trend estimate of the value of total building work done for the September 2007 quarter fell 0.4% on the revised June quarter estimate.
  • The seasonally adjusted September quarter estimate of the value of total building work done rose 2.0%, to $16,432.5m, on the revised June quarter estimate.


NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 1.1% in the latest quarter, with both new houses and new other residential building falling 1.1%. Alterations and additions to residential building fell 1.0%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential work fell 0.2%, to $8,150.2m. Work on new houses fell 3.3%, to $5,668.6m, while new other residential building work rose 7.7%, to $2,481.6m. Alterations and additions fell 0.4%, to $1,527.9m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter rose 0.5% on the revised June quarter estimate.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter rose 5.5%, to $6,754.4m, on the revised June quarter estimate.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2007 18 April 2008
March 2008 15 July 2008



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 28 November 2007. 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 September quarter 2007 will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 18 April 2008.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

From 2007 a new chain volume reference year is updated annually in the September quarter each year. For September 2007 the new reference year will be 2005-06 for chain volume estimates. This will result in revisions to growth rates in quarters following 2005-06 but will preserve additivity in those quarters. For earlier periods re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.



INQUIRIES

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