National Regional Profile: Western Australia   
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/07/2008 CLASSIFICATIONS CODE: 5   
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 INDUSTRY


2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

BUILDING APPROVALS - year ended 30 June
Private sector housesno.
16 920
17 367
19 235
18 963
21 285
Total dwelling unitsno.
20 387
21 808
23 834
24 232
25 852
Value of total residential building$m
2 883.7
3 321.5
3 893.8
4 470.5
5 519.5
Value of total non-residential building$m
985.0
1 552.5
1 530.7
1 978.4
2 322.8
Value of total building$m
3 868.7
4 874.0
5 424.5
6 448.9
7 842.3
NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES - year ended 30 June
Passenger vehicles no.
45 822
47 276
51 869
55 957
60 426
Other vehiclesno.
26 138
29 397
34 906
39 243
44 928
Total new motor vehicle salesno.
71 960
76 673
86 775
95 200
105 354
MOTOR VEHICLE CENSUS - REGISTERED MOTOR VEHICLES - at 31 March
Number by type of vehicle
Passenger vehiclesno.
1 062 747
1 088 742
1 118 669
1 153 637
1 202 985
Campervansno.
6 567
6 991
6 997
7 052
7 074
Light commercial vehiclesno.
219 987
224 841
231 808
239 780
252 518
Light rigid trucksno.
6 964
7 351
7 896
8 451
9 315
Heavy rigid trucksno.
36 803
37 329
37 912
38 851
40 505
Articulated trucksno.
7 893
7 567
7 948
8 517
9 177
Non-freight carrying trucksno.
3 071
3 356
3 456
3 594
3 784
Busesno.
10 257
9 970
10 208
10 447
10 976
Motorcyclesno.
46 407
46 944
49 357
52 976
59 655
Total registered motor vehiclesno.
1 400 700
1 433 080
1 474 254
1 523 301
1 595 975
Number per 1,000 population
Passenger vehiclesno.
552
558
564
572
584
Campervansno.
3
4
4
3
3
Light commercial vehiclesno.
114
115
117
119
123
Light rigid trucksno.
4
4
4
4
5
Heavy rigid trucksno.
19
19
19
19
20
Articulated trucksno.
4
4
4
4
4
Non-freight carrying trucksno.
2
2
2
2
2
Busesno.
5
5
5
5
5
Motorcyclesno.
24
24
25
26
29
Total registered motor vehiclesno.
727
734
744
755
775
Number by type of fuel
Petrol - Leadedno.
n.a.
259 949
223 179
190 259
161 380
Petrol - Unleadedno.
n.a.
949 267
1 013 103
1 081 826
1 163 983
Dieselno.
n.a.
188 477
201 227
214 421
232 471
LPG/Dual/Otherno.
n.a.
35 390
36 743
36 798
38 138
AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES * - year ended 30 June
Total area
Area of holdingha
-
-
-
-
98 652 515.2
Cereals for grain ha
-
-
-
-
6 272 716.2
Vegetables for human consumption ha
-
-
-
-
9 260.0
Orchard trees (including nuts) ha
-
-
-
-
11 456.7
All fruit (excluding grapes) ha
-
-
-
-
12 069.2
Non-cereal broadacre cropsha
-
-
-
-
1 231 102.5
Total number
Sheep and lambsno.
-
-
-
-
22 129 245
Milk cattle (excluding house cows)no.
-
-
-
-
115 721
Meat cattle no.
-
-
-
-
2 275 220
Pigsno.
-
-
-
-
296 058
* Agricultural commodities data is subject to relative standard error (RSE) - for further information see ABS cat no. 7125.0