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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, May 2009  
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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
149 828
153 415
33 987
5 683
39 670
67 907
2007-08
107 589
109 411
158 233
162 532
39 147
6 128
45 276
82 114

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
10.3
2.0
9.0
9.9
2007-08
3.1
2.9
5.6
5.9
15.2
7.8
14.1
20.9

Seasonally adjusted

2007-2008
December
9 006
9 267
13 821
14 222
3 520
522
4 043
6 998
January
9 100
9 297
13 698
14 100
3 588
535
4 123
8 137
February
9 232
9 436
13 099
13 483
3 116
562
3 679
6 583
March
8 730
8 819
12 515
12 719
3 080
498
3 578
6 483
April
8 803
8 871
13 572
13 857
3 260
526
3 786
6 497
May
8 600
8 736
12 304
12 641
3 252
464
3 717
7 055
June
8 591
8 643
12 530
13 025
3 166
508
3 674
6 865
2008-2009
July
8 213
8 358
12 547
12 856
3 106
558
3 664
6 993
August
8 132
8 209
11 892
12 145
3 063
494
3 558
6 616
September
7 749
7 920
11 258
11 595
2 860
493
3 353
6 360
October
7 735
7 867
11 158
11 431
3 188
456
3 645
5 541
November
6 953
7 050
9 479
9 782
2 334
462
2 795
4 923
December
7 000
7 089
9 454
9 717
2 258
453
2 711
4 485
January
7 082
7 145
9 116
9 327
2 179
455
2 634
4 488
February
7 091
7 182
9 817
10 050
2 423
440
2 863
5 060

Seasonally adjusted - Percentage change from previous month

2008-2009
September
-4.7
-3.5
-5.3
-4.5
-6.6
-0.4
-5.8
-3.9
October
-0.2
-0.7
-0.9
-1.4
11.5
-7.3
8.7
-12.9
November
-10.1
-10.4
-15.0
-14.4
-26.8
1.2
-23.3
-11.2
December
0.7
0.6
-0.3
-0.7
-3.3
-1.9
-3.0
-8.9
January
1.2
0.8
-3.6
-4.0
-3.5
0.4
-2.8
0.1
February
0.1
0.5
7.7
7.8
11.2
-3.3
8.7
12.7

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2008-2009
September
-3.3
-3.2
-4.9
-4.8
-4.6
-2.0
-4.2
-6.1
October
-3.3
-3.3
-5.3
-5.2
-5.8
-2.8
-5.3
-7.9
November
-2.9
-3.0
-5.0
-5.0
-6.2
-2.8
-5.7
-8.3
December
-2.3
-2.5
-4.2
-4.3
-6.0
-2.1
-5.4
-7.6
January
-1.7
-1.9
-3.2
-3.3
-5.2
-1.6
-4.6
-6.6
February
-1.2
-1.3
-1.9
-2.0
-4.0
-0.6
-3.4
-4.9

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

2005-06
102 432
104 264
148 760
152 315
33 981
6 089
25 670
65 770
2006-07
104 641
106 538
148 665
152 177
34 999
6 270
28 706
69 975
2007-08
105 298
107 269
154 538
158 536
37 768
6 414
32 947
77 129

Seasonally adjusted

2006-2007
December
26 483
26 884
38 123
38 895
9 103
1 568
7 239
17 911
March
25 989
26 446
36 653
37 660
8 691
1 474
7 383
17 543
June
25 237
25 798
36 293
37 245
8 680
1 568
7 062
17 311
2007-2008
September
25 708
26 284
37 600
38 611
8 974
1 545
7 413
17 932
December
27 153
27 590
39 535
40 483
9 499
1 737
8 401
19 636
March
25 531
26 174
38 604
39 753
9 662
1 591
8 428
19 681
June
26 830
27 151
38 897
39 819
9 633
1 541
8 706
19 880
2008-2009
September
23 952
24 215
35 630
36 530
8 910
1 504
8 035
18 449
December
22 703
23 077
31 414
32 184
7 526
1 433
5 814
14 773

(a) Includes conversions and dwelling units created as part of alterations and additions or the construction of non-residential buildings.
(b) Reference year 2006-07.
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)

2005-06
22 433
22 808
11 594
34 384
6 139
19 689
25 013
59 262
65 552
2006-07
23 582
23 948
10 534
34 482
6 345
21 110
27 261
61 071
68 088
2007-08
23 858
24 338
10 275
34 613
6 478
23 771
29 846
63 954
70 938

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2006-2007
December
5 819
5 911
2 734
8 644
1 617
5 354
6 984
15 396
17 243
March
6 121
6 206
2 632
8 839
1 582
5 474
7 038
15 669
17 458
June
5 931
6 031
2 494
8 526
1 574
5 234
6 662
15 116
16 763
2007-2008
September
5 811
5 931
2 621
8 552
1 589
5 893
7 521
15 807
17 661
December
5 887
6 006
2 526
8 532
1 632
5 763
7 273
15 694
17 437
March
6 005
6 143
2 537
8 680
1 621
5 905
7 378
15 976
17 679
June
6 156
6 259
2 591
8 849
1 636
6 210
7 675
16 477
18 160
2008-2009
September
6 118
6 205
2 737
8 942
1 648
6 220
7 696
16 600
18 286
December
6 058
6 144
2 633
8 777
1 584
6 083
7 628
16 239
17 989

(a) Reference year 2006-07.
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)

2005-06
39 561
40 521
19 689
25 013
59 262
65 552
29 637
48 648
49 369
73 655
89 034
114 269
2006-07
39 961
40 827
21 110
27 261
61 071
68 088
33 911
52 649
55 021
79 910
94 982
120 737
2007-08
40 183
41 092
23 771
29 846
63 954
70 938
36 610
57 834
60 381
87 680
100 564
128 772

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2006-2007
December
10 043
10 261
5 354
6 984
15 396
17 243
7 978
12 922
13 346
19 915
23 397
30 177
March
10 196
10 420
5 474
7 038
15 669
17 458
8 950
13 736
14 420
20 771
24 606
31 185
June
9 882
10 100
5 234
6 662
15 116
16 763
9 458
13 785
14 670
20 433
24 534
30 525
2007-2008
September
9 915
10 141
5 893
7 521
15 807
17 661
9 019
13 737
14 911
21 258
24 826
31 399
December
9 930
10 165
5 763
7 273
15 694
17 437
8 781
13 903
14 544
21 176
24 474
31 341
March
10 070
10 301
5 905
7 378
15 976
17 679
9 376
15 331
15 282
22 709
25 352
33 009
June
10 267
10 485
6 210
7 675
16 477
18 160
9 435
14 862
15 644
22 538
25 912
33 023
2008-2009
September
10 380
10 590
6 220
7 696
16 600
18 286
10 516
16 739
16 736
24 435
27 116
35 025
December
10 156
10 361
6 083
7 628
16 239
17 989
11 221
17 591
17 304
25 219
27 461
35 580

Trend ($ million)

2006-2007
December
10 047
10 263
5 272
6 846
15 319
17 109
7 944
12 998
13 234
19 849
23 293
30 113
March
10 053
10 271
5 375
6 928
15 427
17 199
9 042
13 449
14 405
20 376
24 445
30 644
June
9 987
10 211
5 508
7 043
15 495
17 253
9 174
13 715
14 672
20 751
24 647
30 956
2007-2008
September
9 907
10 134
5 650
7 181
15 558
17 316
9 083
13 875
14 728
21 052
24 630
31 184
December
9 942
10 173
5 828
7 353
15 770
17 526
8 992
14 166
14 819
21 519
24 760
31 691
March
10 102
10 331
6 000
7 489
16 102
17 820
9 151
14 721
15 152
22 211
25 255
32 542
June
10 230
10 450
6 105
7 574
16 335
18 023
9 719
15 541
15 821
23 109
26 051
33 559
2008-2009
September
10 285
10 496
6 180
7 670
16 465
18 166
10 409
16 476
16 587
24 143
26 872
34 639
December
10 275
10 478
6 181
7 698
16 455
18 181
11 064
17 361
17 286
25 119
27 561
35 597

(a) Reference year 2006-07.
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)

2005-06
29 637
7 001
36 638
12 004
48 648
19 005
2006-07
33 911
7 364
41 275
11 373
52 649
18 738
2007-08
36 610
10 440
47 050
10 784
57 834
21 224

Original ($ million)

2006-2007
December
8 368
1 719
10 087
3 217
13 301
4 936
March
8 428
2 007
10 435
2 559
13 000
4 566
June
9 670
2 038
11 708
2 862
14 570
4 900
2007-2008
September
8 775
2 253
11 028
2 203
13 231
4 455
December
9 160
2 573
11 733
2 543
14 276
5 117
March
8 930
2 745
11 675
2 873
14 548
5 618
June
9 745
2 869
12 614
3 165
15 779
6 034
2008-2009
September
10 327
3 149
13 476
2 733
16 209
5 883
December
11 732
3 163
14 895
3 212
18 107
6 375

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2006-2007
December
7 978
1 707
9 684
3 229
12 922
4 936
March
8 950
2 073
11 023
2 714
13 736
4 787
June
9 458
1 950
11 408
2 391
13 785
4 341
2007-2008
September
9 019
2 279
11 298
2 440
13 737
4 719
December
8 781
2 550
11 331
2 572
13 903
5 123
March
9 376
2 864
12 240
3 091
15 331
5 955
June
9 435
2 746
12 181
2 682
14 862
5 428
2008-2009
September
10 516
3 170
13 687
3 053
16 739
6 223
December
11 221
3 121
14 342
3 249
17 591
6 370

(a) Reference year 2006-07.
(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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