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1318.3 - Qld Stats, Mar 2011 Quality Declaration 
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CONSTRUCTION

Building Approvals

In January 2011, the total number of dwelling units approved in Queensland in trend terms was 2,010 and in December 2010 the number was 2,073. This was a decrease of 3.0% for both January 2011 and December 2010, from their respective previous months. The trend estimate for private sector houses approvals in January 2011 was 1,342 which represented 67% of total dwelling units approved, and in December 2010 was 1,389 or 67%.

Dwelling Units Approved, Queensland: Trend
Graph: Dwelling Units Approved, Queensland: Trend


In January 2011, the total value of building approvals in trend terms was $848 million, a decrease of 8.6% from December 2010 and down more than 35% from January 2010. In December 2010 the total value was $928 million, a 10.1% decrease from the previous month and a 28% decrease from December 2009. Residential buildings accounted for 68% of the total value of buildings in January 2011 and 64% in December 2010.

Value of Building Approved, Queensland: Trend
Graph: Value of Building Approved, Queensland: Trend


For more information on this topic, please refer to Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0) or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released monthly.


Building Activity

In the September 2010 quarter, the total number of dwelling units completed in Queensland in trend terms was 8,458. This was an increase of 0.8% from the June 2010 quarter. There were 6,020 new houses completed during the September 2010 quarter which represented 71% of the total number of dwelling units completed.

Dwellings Completed(a), Queensland: Trend
Graph: Dwellings Completed(a), Queensland: Trend


In the September 2010 quarter, the trend estimate of the value of total building work done was $4,541 million. This was an increase of 0.4% from the June 2010 quarter.

Value of Work Done, Chain Volume Measures - Queensland
Graph: Value of Work Done, Chain Volume Measures—Queensland


During the September quarter 2010 the total number of dwelling units commenced in Queensland in trend terms was 7,669. This was an decrease of 7.4% from the June quarter 2010.

Dwelling units commenced, Queensland: Trend
Graph: Dwelling units commenced, Queensland: Trend


For more information on these topics, please refer to Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0), Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 8750.0) or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.


Engineering Construction

Between the June 2010 and September 2010 quarters, the Queensland chain volume trend estimate of the value of engineering construction increased by 1.6% to $5,021 million. This is the second quarterly increase since the end of a short period of decline from June quarter 2009 to March quarter 2010.
Engineering Construction Work Done, Chain Volume Measures - Queensland
Graph: Engineering Construction Work Done, Chain Volume Measures - Queensland

    For further information on this topic, access Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0) or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.





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