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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Sep 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/01/2016   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 15
Jun qtr 15 to Sep qtr 15
Sep qtr 14 to Sep qtr 15
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
24 220.3
0.3
5.5
New residential building
13 622.2
1.2
11.1
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 942.2
0.8
6.5
Non-residential building
8 658.8
-1.2
-2.3

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
24 045.0
-
5.8
New residential building
13 554.8
1.8
12.9
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 913.5
-1.9
5.0
Non-residential building
8 576.7
-2.4
-3.7

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2013-14.

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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

BUILDING WORK DONE

  • The trend estimate of the value of total building work done rose 0.3% in the September 2015 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done was flat at $24,045.0m in the September quarter, following a fall of 1.3% in the June 2015 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done rose 1.2% in the September quarter. The value of work done on new houses fell 0.4% while new other residential building rose 3.5%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential building work done rose 1.8% to $13,554.8m. Work done on new houses rose 0.1% to $7,779.6m, while new other residential building rose 4.2% to $5,775.2m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done fell 1.2% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 2.4%, following a fall of 1.4% in the June 2015 quarter.

DWELLING UNITS COMMENCED

Sep qtr 15
Jun qtr 15 to Sep qtr 15
Sep qtr 14 to Sep qtr 15
no.
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES

Total dwelling units commenced
56 293
2.4
10.7
New private sector houses
28 249
0.4
-
New private sector other residential building
26 387
4.8
22.1

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Total dwelling units commenced
55 532
0.5
2.0
New private sector houses
28 623
3.5
2.0
New private sector other residential building
25 597
0.2
0.7

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)



Dwelling units commenced
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

Private dwellings commenced, Trend estimates
Graph: Private dwellings commenced Trend estimates



TOTAL DWELLINGS
  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 2.4% in the September 2015 quarter following a rise of 2.1% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 0.5% to 55,532 dwellings in the September quarter following a rise of 0.2% in the June quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements rose 0.4% in the September quarter following a flat movement in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements rose 3.5% to 28,623 dwellings in the September quarter following a fall of 2.4% in the June quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for new private sector other residential building commencements rose 4.8% in the September quarter following a rise of 3.9% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building rose 0.2% to 25,597 dwellings in the September quarter following a rise of 0.4% in the June quarter.

NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2015 13 April 2016
March 2016 13 July 2016



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia(cat. no. 8755.0) on 25 November 2015. The data in this publication are based on a response rate of approximately 90% 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 2015 will be released in the next release of this publication, Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 13 April 2016.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2013-14, has been introduced in the chain volume estimates resulting in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2013-14, preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates. For further information, see the explanatory notes.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimate published in Building Activity, Australia, June quarter 2015 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 14 October 2015:

  • the total value of work done in Australia during the June quarter 2015 has been revised upwards by $306.4m or 1.2%.
  • the total value of work commenced in Australia during the June quarter 2015 has been revised upwards by $918.1m or 4.1%. This was driven by upwards revisions to non-residential commencements ($39.5m) and residential commencements ($878.7m).
  • the number of dwelling unit commencements in the June quarter 2015 has been revised upwards by 2,335 dwellings or 4.4%.


DATA NOTE

Several time series spreadsheets contain 'np' (not available for publication) annotations from the September quarter 2012 onwards. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.


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