8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Mar 2009 Quality Declaration 
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VALUE OF WORK DONE VOLUME TERMS MAR QTR 2009


SUMMARY COMMENTS

  • In the March quarter 2009, the seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done fell in states and territories other than South Australia. The largest falls were in the Northern Territory (-13.6%), Tasmania (-9.5%) and New South Wales (-8.1%).
  • The original estimate of total building work done fell in all states and territories. The largest falls were in the Northern Territory (-28.4%), Tasmania (-20.8%) and Queensland (-18.4%).

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Original(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 509.5
2 176.3
1 858.2
492.8
1 338.3
119.5
58.9
124.1
7 677.6
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
420.2
430.8
230.6
89.7
134.5
32.0
10.2
20.1
1 368.1
Non-residential building ($m)
1 760.9
1 866.8
1 554.4
384.4
907.0
95.6
83.0
234.0
6 886.2
Total building ($m)
3 690.6
4 473.8
3 643.2
966.9
2 379.8
247.1
152.1
378.2
15 931.9
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
-18.9
-16.2
-14.8
-13.1
-11.0
-19.3
-30.3
-16.0
-15.5
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
-21.3
-19.8
-28.2
-9.3
-16.8
-13.3
-53.2
-24.8
-21.3
Non-residential building (%)
-15.5
-14.7
-20.7
-8.2
-14.9
-24.8
-21.7
-18.3
-16.4
Total building (%)
-17.6
-16.0
-18.4
-10.9
-12.9
-20.8
-28.4
-18.0
-16.4

Seasonally Adjusted(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 593.1
2 363.5
2 042.2
530.2
1 406.6
126.0
64.7
136.5
8 268.9
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
474.8
497.8
269.9
95.5
143.2
36.5
13.2
24.4
1 551.8
Non-residential building ($m)
1 891.8
2 174.8
1 826.3
422.5
975.2
110.7
91.5
271.5
7 671.2
Total building ($m)
3 959.8
5 036.1
4 138.5
1 048.2
2 525.0
273.1
169.4
432.4
17 491.9
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
-13.1
-7.1
-3.0
-2.4
-6.5
-11.8
-17.2
-3.6
-7.0
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
-1.1
-1.2
-8.3
1.1
-6.4
4.9
-27.1
-5.0
-3.2
Non-residential building (%)
-5.3
4.0
0.6
3.7
-4.3
-11.0
-8.2
-1.0
-2.5
Total building (%)
-8.1
-2.0
-1.8
0.3
-5.7
-9.5
-13.6
-2.1
-4.7

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2006-07.