5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Mar 2017 Quality Declaration 
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MAIN FEATURES STATE FINAL DEMAND CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Seasonally adjusted
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Australia(a)
% change
Dec 16 to
Mar 17
% change
Dec 16 to
Mar 17
% change
Dec 16 to
Mar 17
% change
Dec 16 to
Mar 17
% change
Dec 16 to
Mar 17
% change
Dec 16 to
Mar 17
% change
Dec 16 to
Mar 17
% change
Dec 16 to
Mar 17
% change
Dec 16 to
Mar 17

Final consumption expenditure
General government
0.7
1.0
1.7
1.3
0.8
0.7
1.2
0.7
1.0
Households
0.7
0.7
0.2
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.4
0.2
0.5
Gross fixed capital formation
Private
3.2
0.3
-2.8
6.9
-2.0
5.6
-0.8
-4.3
-
Public
-19.3
16.8
4.3
-5.1
-0.6
-2.6
-1.6
4.5
-2.7
State final demand
-
1.4
-
1.4
-0.2
0.9
0.1
0.5
0.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Australia estimates relate to Domestic final demand.



MARCH QUARTER

Summary Comments

New South Wales
  • New South Wales' state final demand was flat in the March quarter following a 0.7% increase in the December quarter. Total dwellings fell in NSW this quarter, consistent with falls in other parts of the country, and was offset by moderate growth in household final consumption expenditure and total non-dwelling construction. There were marginal increases in government final consumption expenditure and in general government capital formation that were offset by a fall in total private machinery and equipment.

Victoria
  • Victoria's state final demand increased 1.4% in the March quarter and follows a 1.8% increase in the December quarter. Victoria was the only state or territory to experience growth in total dwellings this quarter. Public gross fixed capital formation rose strongly and was the main contributor to growth, driven by state and local general government. Household final consumption expenditure continued to grow this quarter. Ownership transfer costs also contributed strongly to growth, offset by a fall in total non-dwelling construction.

Queensland
  • Queensland's state final demand was flat in the March quarter following a 0.9% increase in the December quarter. A decline in total dwellings was the major driver of the fall in private gross fixed capital formation. The fall was offset by moderate growth in government final consumption expenditure, and growth in public gross fixed capital formation that was driven by the general government sector.

South Australia
  • South Australia's state final demand increased 1.4% in the March quarter following a 1.1% increase in the December quarter. Private gross fixed capital formation was the largest contributor to growth. The increase in private gross fixed capital formation was driven by total non-dwelling construction and total machinery and equipment. Total final consumption expenditure also contributed to the rise in the March quarter, spread across the household and government sectors.

Western Australia
  • Western Australia's state final demand decreased 0.2% in the March quarter and follows a 0.1% increase in the December quarter. The fall in the March quarter was driven by a decline in private gross fixed capital formation, while household and government final consumption expenditure contributed to growth. Weakness in total dwellings and total non-dwelling construction drove the fall in private gross fixed capital formation. Public gross fixed capital formation fell slightly over the quarter.

Tasmania
  • Tasmania's state final demand increased 0.9% in the March quarter following a rise in the December quarter of 1.0%. Private gross fixed capital formation was the largest contributor to growth driven by total non-dwelling construction and total machinery and equipment. Household final consumption expenditure rose while public gross fixed capital formation fell slightly.

Northern Territory
  • Northern Territory's state final demand increased 0.1% in the March quarter and follows a 3.7% increase in the December quarter. Private gross fixed capital formation fell, driven by strong falls in total non-dwelling construction and total machinery and equipment. These falls were offset by a strong rise in mineral and petroleum exploration. Government final consumption expenditure rose while public gross fixed capital formation fell. The fall in general government capital formation was partially offset by an increase in public non-financial corporations capital formation.

Australian Capital Territory
  • Australian Capital Territory's state final demand increased 0.5% in the March quarter following a 1.2% increase in the December quarter. There was a rise in government final consumption expenditure and in public gross fixed capital formation. The rise in public gross fixed capital formation was driven by general government. Private gross fixed capital formation fell, driven by a fall in total dwellings. Household final consumption expenditure saw marginal growth in the March quarter.