1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Sep 2009  
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  • The seasonally adjusted value of all building work done in the March quarter 2009 was estimated to be around $2.5 billion, almost 6% lower than in the previous quarter ($2.7 billion). This brought the value of work done back down to a level closer to that seen in the March quarter 2008.

2 March key figures

Mar 09
Dec qtr 08 to Mar qtr 09
Mar qtr 08 to Mar qtr 09
Seasonally adjusted(a)
% change
% change

Value of work done
New residential building
1 406.6
Alterations and additions to residential building
Non-residential building
Total value of work done
2 525.0

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2006-07
Source: Building Activity, Australia, cat. no. 8752.0.

  • The value of work done in the March quarter 2009 fell, in seasonally adjusted terms, for both new residential building (down 6.5%) and non-residential building (down 4.3%). This followed the highest value ever recorded for non-residential building in the previous quarter (over $1 billion).
  • Overall, the value of building work done has climbed steadily in recent years notwithstanding occasional small quarterly falls, primarily in residential building.

To view Excel spreadsheet: Building Activity

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