8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Sep 2009 Quality Declaration
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES
ABOUT THIS ISSUE
This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 25 November 2009. The data in this publication are based on a response rate of approximately 96% of the value of building work done during the quarter. The data are subject to revision when returns from the following quarter are processed. Final data for the September quarter 2009 will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 14 April 2010.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
A new base year, 2007-08, has been introduced into the chain volume estimates which has resulted in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2007-08, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.
Commencing with this issue of this publication, the Time Series Electronic Tables 78 and 79 listed on page 52 of the June 2009 issue are no longer be available on the ABS web site. A concordance between the 1986 Functional Classification of Buildings (FCB) and the 1999 FCB is available in the classification manual - ABS Functional Classification of Buildings, 1999 (cat. no. 1268.0.55.001). Table 80 listed on page 52 of the June 2009 issue provides the Value of Work Done, Non Residential Building Classification Concordances 2001/02 - 2005/06, by Sector, Australia showing the proportion of FCB 1986 classed work assigned to each FCB 1999 publication class, by quarter.
The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building activity may be affected by initiatives within the Government stimulus package, which included the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and the Social Housing Initiative as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 28 to 30 of the explanatory notes.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Willie Hynd on Adelaide (08) 8237 7645.
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