8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Mar 2012 Quality Declaration 
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VALUE OF WORK DONE VOLUME TERMS MAR QTR 2012


SUMMARY COMMENTS

  • In the March quarter 2012, the seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done rose in South Australia (1.6%), the Northern Territory (1.5%) and Western Australia (0.7%) while the Australian Capital Territory was flat. All other states and territories fell with Tasmania (-14.6%) and New South Wales (-10.9%) experiencing the largest falls.
  • The original estimate of total building work done fell in all states and territories with Tasmania (-22.9%) and New South Wales (-20.3%) recording the largest falls.

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Original(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 808.3
2 877.5
1 532.7
475.8
1 290.3
134.9
87.3
289.2
8 496.0
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
423.1
470.6
290.8
95.5
149.5
37.0
11.6
30.4
1 508.5
Non-residential building ($m)
1 375.5
1 669.0
1 499.8
545.6
1 427.6
84.5
145.7
251.1
6 998.8
Total building ($m)
3 606.9
5 017.1
3 323.3
1 116.9
2 867.4
256.3
244.6
570.7
17 003.3
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
-12.5
-13.8
-6.7
-16.8
-9.6
-13.1
-12.3
-8.4
-11.7
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
-25.9
-21.5
-22.6
-18.5
-25.6
-14.5
-51.4
-22.9
-23.5
Non-residential building (%)
-27.2
-19.5
-21.4
-3.4
1.3
-37.0
-12.0
-16.2
-17.1
Total building (%)
-20.3
-16.6
-15.4
-10.9
-5.6
-22.9
-15.4
-12.9
-15.1

Seasonally Adjusted(a)

Value of work done
New residential building(b) ($m)
1 943.0
3 254.3
1 668.7
520.5
1 351.7
142.1
100.3
322.4
9 286.2
Alterations and additions to residential building(b) ($m)
486.3
530.7
343.0
108.1
150.2
39.8
15.5
35.2
1 710.2
Non-residential building(c) ($m)
1 450.6
1 890.2
1 669.6
582.3
1 502.8
90.0
159.0
280.0
7 697.4
Total building ($m)
3 880.0
5 675.2
3 681.3
1 211.0
3 004.7
271.9
274.8
637.6
18 693.8
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
-4.6
-0.3
6.0
-5.2
-5.1
-6.8
2.9
3.0
-1.2
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
-6.6
-4.2
4.0
0.4
-23.0
-3.8
-22.5
-5.7
-5.5
Non-residential building (%)
-19.3
-3.7
-6.7
8.8
10.0
-27.8
3.8
-2.5
-4.1
Total building (%)
-10.9
-1.9
-0.3
1.6
0.7
-14.6
1.5
-
-2.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2009-10. Refer to paragraphs 31-35 of the Explanatory Notes.
(b) Source electronic table no. 4 (see Appendix)
(c) Source electronic table no. 2 (see Appendix)