1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Dec 2008  
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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
107 525
109 350
157 527
161 599
38 976
6 128
45 104
80 221

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
3.0
2.9
5.1
5.3
14.7
7.8
13.7
18.1

Seasonally adjusted

2007-2008
July
8 770
8 965
12 599
13 093
3 066
483
3 549
6 394
August
8 894
9 086
12 703
13 114
3 101
498
3 599
6 002
September
9 282
9 432
13 762
14 236
3 246
550
3 796
6 355
October
9 386
9 540
13 771
14 062
3 502
512
4 014
7 676
November
9 344
9 493
14 216
14 599
3 427
505
3 933
7 111
December
8 758
9 023
13 406
13 789
3 440
519
3 959
6 808
January
9 064
9 237
13 570
13 955
3 514
531
4 045
7 664
February
9 176
9 369
13 077
13 478
3 102
545
3 647
6 297
March
8 711
8 808
12 362
12 564
3 064
500
3 564
6 382
April
8 790
8 866
13 161
13 472
3 214
527
3 740
6 353
May
8 641
8 779
12 277
12 588
3 205
464
3 670
6 800
June
8 592
8 648
12 485
12 728
3 134
511
3 645
6 444
2008-2009
July
8 286
8 432
12 089
12 453
3 046
563
3 610
6 679
August
8 162
8 227
11 782
12 033
2 996
499
3 495
6 334
September
7 774
7 917
10 845
11 167
2 701
503
3 204
5 814

Seasonally adjusted - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
April
0.9
0.7
6.5
7.2
4.9
5.3
5.0
-0.4
May
-1.7
-1.0
-6.7
-6.6
-0.3
-11.8
-1.9
7.0
June
-0.6
-1.5
1.7
1.1
-2.2
10.0
-0.7
-5.2
2008-2009
July
-3.6
-2.5
-3.2
-2.2
-2.8
10.3
-1.0
3.7
August
-1.5
-2.4
-2.5
-3.4
-1.6
-11.5
-3.2
-5.2
September
-4.7
-3.8
-8.0
-7.2
-9.8
0.7
-8.3
-8.2

Trend - Percentage change from previous month

2007-2008
April
-1.1
-1.3
-0.9
-1.0
-1.4
-0.6
-1.3
-0.7
May
-1.5
-1.6
-1.1
-1.2
-1.1
-0.3
-1.0
-0.3
June
-1.9
-1.9
-1.7
-1.7
-1.4
0.3
-1.2
-0.3
2008-2009
July
-2.0
-2.0
-2.2
-2.2
-2.0
0.5
-1.6
-0.6
August
-2.0
-2.0
-2.5
-2.3
-2.3
0.4
-1.9
-1.0
September
-1.7
-1.5
-2.1
-2.0
-2.6
0.5
-2.1
-1.4

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
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
2007-08
105 411
107 374
153 031
157 041
35 598
6 257
29 377
71 232

Seasonally adjusted

2005-2006
June
25 700
26 164
37 350
38 218
8 366
1 527
7 168
17 062
2006-2007
September
26 686
27 145
37 460
38 271
8 207
1 651
6 614
16 472
December
26 501
26 930
37 900
38 705
8 661
1 526
6 662
16 849
March
26 075
26 534
36 645
37 634
8 290
1 437
6 856
16 582
June
25 376
25 930
36 627
37 562
8 487
1 528
6 889
16 904
2007-2008
September
25 466
26 005
37 607
38 600
8 651
1 541
6 956
17 148
December
27 178
27 657
39 242
40 236
9 007
1 684
7 661
18 352
March
25 625
26 266
38 572
39 699
9 210
1 543
7 764
18 517
June
27 141
27 450
37 783
38 697
8 683
1 480
6 786
16 949

(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)

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
2007-08
22 951
23 405
9 684
33 089
6 323
22 230
27 922
60 783
67 334

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2005-2006
June
5 402
5 488
2 740
8 228
1 531
4 886
6 297
14 426
16 055
2006-2007
September
5 525
5 610
2 600
8 210
1 540
4 774
6 200
14 329
15 951
December
5 636
5 723
2 603
8 326
1 579
5 058
6 612
14 755
16 517
March
5 896
5 977
2 490
8 466
1 546
5 181
6 660
14 981
16 672
June
5 738
5 833
2 326
8 160
1 544
5 059
6 435
14 555
16 139
2007-2008
September
5 624
5 736
2 561
8 297
1 559
5 558
7 060
15 200
16 915
December
5 702
5 816
2 399
8 215
1 593
5 430
6 866
15 016
16 674
March
5 778
5 909
2 389
8 298
1 584
5 572
6 953
15 237
16 835
June
5 849
5 946
2 330
8 276
1 592
5 637
6 990
15 303
16 858

(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)

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
38 548
39 372
20 073
25 907
58 620
65 279
30 496
47 538
50 568
73 446
89 116
112 817
2007-08
38 553
39 412
22 230
27 922
60 783
67 334
33 568
52 810
55 799
80 733
94 352
120 144

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2005-2006
June
9 562
9 782
4 886
6 297
14 426
16 055
7 097
11 710
12 050
18 101
21 615
27 882
2006-2007
September
9 555
9 751
4 774
6 200
14 329
15 951
6 774
11 107
11 548
17 307
21 103
27 057
December
9 697
9 905
5 058
6 612
14 755
16 517
7 205
11 708
12 263
18 320
21 960
28 224
March
9 800
10 013
5 181
6 660
14 981
16 672
8 089
12 412
13 270
19 071
23 070
29 084
June
9 496
9 704
5 059
6 435
14 555
16 139
8 428
12 313
13 487
18 748
22 983
28 452
2007-2008
September
9 642
9 856
5 558
7 060
15 200
16 915
8 194
12 637
13 752
19 696
23 394
29 552
December
9 586
9 808
5 430
6 866
15 016
16 674
8 126
12 837
13 556
19 703
23 142
29 511
March
9 665
9 882
5 572
6 953
15 237
16 835
8 723
14 128
14 294
21 081
23 959
30 963
June
9 666
9 869
5 637
6 990
15 303
16 858
8 594
13 495
14 231
20 484
23 897
30 353

Trend ($ million)

2005-2006
June
9 427
9 638
4 762
6 152
14 179
15 780
6 889
11 367
11 678
17 558
21 104
27 196
2006-2007
September
9 601
9 807
4 902
6 375
14 495
16 175
6 972
11 483
11 894
17 888
21 495
27 696
December
9 697
9 903
4 997
6 490
14 693
16 391
7 155
11 752
12 166
18 247
21 870
28 149
March
9 683
9 891
5 110
6 585
14 795
16 478
8 131
12 129
13 229
18 709
22 907
28 600
June
9 632
9 844
5 250
6 704
14 882
16 547
8 252
12 396
13 502
19 100
23 133
28 944
2007-2008
September
9 589
9 804
5 378
6 820
14 966
16 624
8 258
12 679
13 637
19 499
23 227
29 303
December
9 610
9 828
5 495
6 928
15 105
16 755
8 336
13 121
13 830
20 047
23 441
29 874
March
9 649
9 863
5 572
6 969
15 221
16 832
8 491
13 562
14 063
20 529
23 712
30 393
June
9 664
9 872
5 608
6 954
15 272
16 825
8 673
13 841
14 292
20 818
23 956
30 690

(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)

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
2007-08
33 568
9 583
43 152
9 659
52 810
19 242

Original ($ million)

2005-2006
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
2 070
10 022
1 970
11 992
4 040
December
8 401
2 362
10 763
2 277
13 041
4 639
March
8 240
2 511
10 751
2 565
13 316
5 076
June
8 975
2 640
11 615
2 846
14 461
5 486

Seasonally adjusted ($ million)

2005-2006
June
7 097
1 606
8 704
3 005
11 710
4 611
2006-2007
September
6 774
1 559
8 333
2 774
11 107
4 333
December
7 205
1 583
8 787
2 920
11 708
4 503
March
8 089
1 889
9 977
2 434
12 412
4 323
June
8 428
1 786
10 214
2 098
12 313
3 885
2007-2008
September
8 194
2 168
10 361
2 275
12 637
4 443
December
8 126
2 345
10 471
2 366
12 837
4 711
March
8 723
2 604
11 327
2 801
14 128
5 405
June
8 594
2 499
11 094
2 401
13 495
4 900

(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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