Australian Bureau of Statistics
1268.0.55.001 - ABS Functional Classification of Buildings, 1999
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/08/2001
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Communal accommodation provided by an institution to enable it's members, workers, students or inhabitants ease of access to accommodation whilst they participate in the broader institutional activity of the organisation. Group accommodation may consist of dormitory style accommodation, providing group dining and bathing facilities or it may provide self-contained facilities. Access to group accommodation is generally dependent on the individual's continued participation in the broader institutional activity of the organisation.
A detached building used for long term residential purposes and consisting of only one dwelling unit. For instance, detached 'granny flats' and detached dwelling units (eg. caretaker's residences) associated with a non-residential building are defined as houses.
New building work
Building activity which will result in the creation of a building which previously did not exist. New building work can be further split into by the type of building for which the activity is done, eg New other residential building work where building activity results in the creation of a residential building other than a house, which previously did not exist.
A non-residential building is primarily intended for purposes other than long term residential purposes. Note that, on occasions, one or more dwelling units may be created through non-residential building activity. Non-residential building activity includes commercial and industrial building activity such as the building of factories for manufacturing purposes. This category also includes buildings for short term residential accommodation, such as hotels and motels.
Involves trading new or used goods to final consumers for personal or household consumption.
Secondary production building
A secondary production building includes those buildings in which raw materials produced in primary production are turned into final goods.
Short term accommodation
Building establishments that offer accommodation for a minimum of one night and a maximum of two months stay. It includes hotels, motels, hostels, boarding houses, guest houses, and holiday apartment buildings.
Type of Work Classification
The Type of Work Classification refers to the building activity carried out: New; Alterations and additions; or Conversion.
Involves sale of new or used goods or the resale of new or used goods to businesses or institutions.
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