8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Sep 2006  
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VALUE OF WORK DONE VOLUME TERMS SEPTEMBER QTR 2006


SUMMARY COMMENTS

  • In the September quarter 2006, the seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done fell in states and territories except Victoria (+4.4%), Queensland (+0.5%) and South Australia (+3.8%). The largest falls were in the Australian Capital Territory (-8.6%), Northern Territory (-6.6%), and New South Wales (-5.6%).
  • The original estimate of total building work done fell in states and territories other than Victoria (+7.9%), Queensland (+4.2%), South Australia (+4.5%) and Western Australia (+3.7%).

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

Original(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 815.5
2 103.7
2 192.4
449.8
1 114.1
110.0
62.8
138.7
7 986.8
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
494.9
470.6
285.6
95.9
95.7
29.9
17.8
24.6
1 514.9
Non-residential building ($m)
1 654.5
1 808.4
1 312.7
354.8
503.6
70.6
70.0
225.1
5 999.7
Total building ($m)
3 964.9
4 382.6
3 790.7
900.5
1 713.3
210.4
150.5
388.4
15 501.4
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
-6.1
2.0
7.6
0.2
5.8
-9.8
-7.5
5.4
1.7
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
-2.3
13.4
4.0
12.5
4.2
3.2
-21.8
-6.8
4.4
Non-residential building (%)
-4.1
14.1
-1.1
8.3
-0.9
-3.0
-9.6
-20.8
1.5
Total building (%)
-4.8
7.9
4.2
4.5
3.7
-5.9
-10.4
-12.2
1.9

Seasonally Adjusted(a)

Value of work done
New residential building ($m)
1 766.6
2 030.4
2 106.8
453.4
1 088.4
113.5
61.4
133.9
7 743.5
Alterations and additions to residential building ($m)
483.4
457.3
270.3
90.0
95.3
29.7
18.5
22.7
1 462.2
Non-residential building ($m)
1 651.4
1 689.1
1 276.1
346.6
474.8
65.9
74.0
234.9
5 814.1
Total building ($m)
3 901.4
4 176.8
3 653.2
890.1
1 658.5
209.1
153.9
391.4
15 019.8
Percentage change
New residential building (%)
-7.4
0.1
2.0
2.5
2.3
-4.8
-13.5
7.9
-0.7
Alterations and additions to residential building (%)
-7.0
15.1
-1.1
4.0
4.3
6.1
-14.5
-11.2
1.0
Non-residential building (%)
-3.3
7.2
-1.6
5.4
-13.4
-4.7
2.7
-15.7
-0.2
Total building (%)
-5.6
4.4
0.5
3.8
-2.6
-3.3
-6.6
-8.6
-0.3

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2004-05.