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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Sep 2008  
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Contents >> Production & Overseas Comparisons >> Building and Construction

BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

Building Approvals, Number and value

Number of Dwelling Units
Value ($ million)
Period
Houses Private sector
Houses Total
Total Private sector
Total
New residential buildings
Alterations and additions to residential buildings
Total residential buildings
Total buildings

Annual

2005-06
103 576
105 431
148 788
152 214
30 814
5 571
36 385
61 818
2006-07
104 354
106 317
149 816
153 403
34 144
5 683
39 828
67 733
2007-08
107 482
109 310
154 849
158 938
37 673
6 140
43 813
76 597

Percentage change from previous year

2005-06
-2.7
-2.8
-6.6
-7.0
-0.9
5.6
0.0
9.6
2006-07
0.8
0.8
0.7
0.8
10.8
2.0
9.5
9.6
2007-08
3.0
2.8
3.4
3.6
10.3
8.0
10.0
13.1

Seasonally adjusted

2006-2007
April
8 799
9 038
12 530
12 910
2 884
459
3 343
5 688
May
8 587
8 754
12 113
12 377
2 871
484
3 355
5 622
June
8 689
8 873
12 898
13 268
2 990
475
3 465
5 977
2007-2008
July
8 771
8 991
12 584
13 214
2 900
483
3 383
5 804
August
8 920
9 105
12 651
13 051
3 073
496
3 569
5 886
September
9 187
9 345
13 532
14 034
3 179
538
3 718
6 206
October
9 272
9 435
13 163
13 464
3 269
512
3 781
7 218
November
9 278
9 428
14 100
14 483
3 383
508
3 891
6 984
December
8 731
8 956
13 442
13 781
3 382
519
3 901
6 339
January
9 047
9 234
12 822
13 223
3 240
534
3 774
7 095
February
9 209
9 394
13 067
13 449
3 123
544
3 666
6 111
March
8 751
8 836
12 468
12 658
2 920
500
3 421
6 103
April
8 841
8 916
12 979
13 282
3 239
537
3 776
6 374
May
8 696
8 824
12 028
12 326
3 037
478
3 515
6 382
June
8 699
8 754
11 984
12 237
2 955
505
3 460
6 113

Seasonally adjusted - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
January
3.6
3.1
-4.6
-4.0
-4.2
2.7
-3.3
11.9
February
1.8
1.7
1.9
1.7
-3.6
1.8
-2.9
-13.9
March
-5.0
-5.9
-4.6
-5.9
-6.5
-8.0
-6.7
-0.1
April
1.0
0.9
4.1
4.9
10.9
7.3
10.4
4.4
May
-1.6
-1.0
-7.3
-7.2
-6.3
-11.0
-6.9
0.1
June
0.0
-0.8
-0.4
-0.7
-2.7
5.7
-1.5
-4.2

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
January
-0.8
-0.8
-1.2
-1.3
-1.4
-0.1
-1.2
-0.6
February
-0.9
-1.0
-1.6
-1.7
-2.0
-0.7
-1.8
-1.2
March
-0.8
-1.0
-1.6
-1.7
-1.9
-1.0
-1.8
-1.2
April
-0.7
-1.0
-1.5
-1.6
-1.6
-1.3
-1.5
-1.0
May
-0.7
-0.9
-1.5
-1.6
-1.3
-1.3
-1.3
-0.8
June
-0.4
-0.6
-0.8
-0.9
-1.0
-1.3
-1.0
-0.5

Source: Building Approvals, Australia, cat. no. 8731.0

Building Commencements, Number and value(a) - Chain volume measures(b)

Number of dwelling units
Value ($ million)
Period
Private sector houses
Total houses
Private sector total
Total
New resident-
ial buildings
Altera-
tions and additions to residential buildings
Non-
residential buildings
Total buildings

Annual

2004-05
104 483
106 597
156 028
160 387
33 311
5 901
21 052
60 269
2005-06
102 432
104 264
148 760
152 315
32 665
5 965
24 163
62 793
2006-07
104 641
106 538
148 665
152 177
33 644
6 143
27 021
66 808

Seasonally adjusted

2005-2006
March
25 313
25 767
38 093
38 956
8 339
1 557
4 989
14 887
June
25 767
26 229
37 283
38 160
8 352
1 520
7 044
16 915
2006-2007
September
26 752
27 211
37 367
38 177
8 212
1 652
6 634
16 498
December
26 409
26 834
37 849
38 645
8 627
1 530
6 645
16 802
March
26 012
26 480
36 916
37 903
8 340
1 443
7 008
16 791
June
25 454
26 004
36 499
37 444
8 466
1 518
6 733
16 717
2007-2008
September
25 546
26 085
37 492
38 482
8 656
1 542
7 014
17 212
December
27 067
27 540
39 206
40 187
8 971
1 689
7 672
18 332
March
25 332
25 967
37 623
38 736
8 823
1 567
6 536
16 926

(a) Includes conversions and dwelling units created as part of alterations and additions or the construction of non-residential buildings.
(b) Reference year 2005-06.
Source: Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, cat. no. 8750.0 and Building Activity, Australia, cat. no. 8752.0

Value of building work done, Chain volume measures(a)

New residential building
Non-residential buildings
Total buildings
Period
Private sector houses
Total houses
Other residential buildings
Total
Alterations/ additions to residential building
Private sector
Total
Private sector
Total

Annual ($ million)

2004-05
22 152
22 534
12 450
34 976
6 220
16 856
21 306
57 180
62 532
2005-06
21 686
22 041
11 027
33 068
6 008
18 722
23 771
56 884
62 847
2006-07
22 795
23 143
10 020
33 163
6 209
20 073
25 907
58 620
65 279

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2005-2006
March
5 239
5 332
2 672
8 004
1 423
4 628
5 943
13 832
15 369
June
5 417
5 501
2 736
8 236
1 529
4 899
6 300
14 448
16 066
2006-2007
September
5 527
5 611
2 600
8 212
1 540
4 767
6 197
14 322
15 949
December
5 631
5 720
2 605
8 325
1 579
5 041
6 594
14 737
16 498
March
5 875
5 957
2 494
8 451
1 548
5 187
6 677
14 972
16 676
June
5 762
5 855
2 320
8 175
1 541
5 078
6 439
14 589
16 156
2007-2008
September
5 624
5 736
2 561
8 297
1 558
5 547
7 056
15 189
16 912
December
5 695
5 811
2 402
8 213
1 594
5 412
6 848
14 996
16 655
March
5 682
5 813
2 378
8 191
1 578
5 373
6 715
14 925
16 484

(a) Reference year 2005-06.
Source: Building Activity, Australia, cat. no. 8752.0

Construction Activity, (from Table 4.10) Chain volume measure - Trend
Graph: Construction activity, chain volume measure, trend from table 4.10. Showing Total construction and Total building.

Construction activity, Value of work done - Chain volume measures(a)

Residential building
Non-Residential building
Total building
Engineering Construction
Non-Residential construction
Total construction
Period
Private sector
Total
Private sector
Total
Private sector
Total
Private sector
Total
Private sector
Total
Private sector
Total

Annual ($ million)

2004-05
40 300
41 194
16 856
21 306
57 180
62 532
20 270
34 938
37 114
56 234
77 451
97 480
2005-06
38 162
39 076
18 722
23 771
56 884
62 847
26 652
43 926
45 374
67 697
83 535
106 773
2006-07
38 547
39 371
20 073
25 907
58 620
65 279
30 496
47 538
50 568
73 446
89 116
112 817

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2005-2006
March
9 204
9 427
4 628
5 943
13 832
15 369
6 617
11 097
11 245
17 041
20 449
26 465
June
9 549
9 766
4 899
6 300
14 448
16 066
7 103
11 754
12 003
18 055
21 551
27 818
2006-2007
September
9 556
9 752
4 767
6 197
14 322
15 949
6 771
11 091
11 537
17 289
21 093
27 041
December
9 695
9 903
5 041
6 594
14 737
16 498
7 216
11 746
12 258
18 340
21 953
28 244
March
9 785
9 999
5 187
6 677
14 972
16 676
8 066
12 331
13 253
19 007
23 037
29 007
June
9 511
9 717
5 078
6 439
14 589
16 156
8 443
12 370
13 521
18 809
23 032
28 526
2007-2008
September
9 642
9 856
5 547
7 056
15 189
16 912
8 268
12 622
13 815
19 678
23 457
29 534
December
9 584
9 807
5 412
6 848
14 996
16 655
8 220
12 886
13 632
19 734
23 216
29 541
March
9 552
9 768
5 373
6 715
14 925
16 484
8 894
13 812
14 267
20 527
23 819
30 295

Trend ($ million)

2005-2006
March
9 369
9 590
4 673
5 961
14 042
15 551
6 809
11 241
11 482
17 203
20 850
26 791
June
9 419
9 630
4 765
6 153
14 184
15 783
6 889
11 374
11 653
17 528
21 070
27 156
2006-2007
September
9 594
9 800
4 898
6 372
14 492
16 172
6 972
11 488
11 869
17 860
21 462
27 659
December
9 693
9 899
4 992
6 487
14 685
16 385
7 150
11 749
12 152
18 236
21 852
28 135
March
9 682
9 890
5 112
6 589
14 794
16 479
8 128
12 116
13 231
18 705
22 908
28 595
June
9 640
9 852
5 266
6 721
14 906
16 573
8 270
12 417
13 536
19 138
23 175
28 990
2007-2008
September
9 594
9 808
5 368
6 809
14 962
16 617
8 318
12 662
13 687
19 468
23 282
29 276
December
9 578
9 796
5 430
6 853
15 008
16 649
8 447
13 064
13 876
19 917
23 454
29 712
March
9 579
9 800
5 452
6 839
15 031
16 643
8 629
13 546
14 090
20 418
23 668
30 218

(a) Reference year 2005-06.
Source: Building Activity, Australia, cat. no. 8752.0; Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, cat. no. 8762.0 and unpublished data.

Engineering Construction Activity, Value of work done - Chain volume measures(a)

By the private sector
Period
For the
private sector
For the
public sector
Total
By the
public sector
Total
Total for the
public sector
(b)

Original ($ million)

2004-05
20 270
5 979
26 249
8 694
34 938
14 674
2005-06
26 652
6 480
33 132
10 794
43 926
17 274
2006-07
30 496
6 816
37 312
10 227
47 538
17 043

Original ($ million)

2005-2006
March
6 304
1 654
7 958
2 606
10 563
4 260
June
7 063
1 696
8 760
3 603
12 358
5 299
2006-2007
September
6 695
1 483
8 177
2 459
10 636
3 941
December
7 524
1 592
9 116
2 893
12 009
4 485
March
7 578
1 857
9 436
2 301
11 737
4 159
June
8 698
1 885
10 583
2 574
13 156
4 458
2007-2008
September
7 952
2 069
10 021
1 970
11 991
4 039
December
8 401
2 360
10 761
2 277
13 039
4 637
March
8 351
2 443
10 794
2 320
13 114
4 763

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2005-2006
March
6 617
1 690
8 308
2 792
11 097
4 482
June
7 103
1 610
8 714
3 040
11 754
4 650
2006-2007
September
6 771
1 557
8 327
2 764
11 091
4 321
December
7 216
1 590
8 806
2 940
11 746
4 530
March
8 066
1 874
9 940
2 391
12 331
4 265
June
8 443
1 796
10 239
2 132
12 370
3 928
2007-2008
September
8 268
2 164
10 432
2 190
12 622
4 354
December
8 220
2 361
10 581
2 304
12 886
4 665
March
8 894
2 522
11 415
2 397
13 812
4 918

(a) Reference year 2005-06.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.
Source: Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, cat. no. 8762.0.






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