8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Jun 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/10/2009   
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VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED VOLUME TERMS


TREND AND SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Jun qtr 09
Mar qtr 09 to Jun qtr 09
Jun qtr 08 to Jun qtr 09
$m
% change
% change

Trend(a)

Value of work commenced
13 230.3
-9.9
-32.7
New residential building
6 696.1
-7.4
-29.3
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 361.0
-2.7
-12.8
Non-residential building
5 333.5
-11.7
-38.2

Seasonally Adjusted(a)

Value of work commenced
13 043.8
-11.5
-35.2
New residential building
6 741.4
-7.7
-30.3
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 340.3
-5.8
-13.8
Non-residential building
4 962.0
-17.6
-44.4

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



TREND
  • The trend estimate of the total value of building work commenced fell 9.9% in the June quarter 2009.
  • The value of new residential building commenced fell 7.4%. New house commencements fell 2.4% and new other residential commencements fell 17.3%. The value of commencements for alterations and additions to residential buildings fell 2.7%. The value of non-residential building commenced fell by 11.7%.
Value of Work Commenced in Volume Terms, Trend
Graph: Value of Work Commenced in Volume Terms, Trend



SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the estimate of the total value of building work commenced in the June quarter fell 11.5% following a fall of 9.5% in March.
  • Commencements of new residential buildings fell 7.7% to $6,741.4m. New house commencements rose 0.8%, to $5,196.9m, while new other residential building fell 28.0% to $1,544.5m. Alterations and additions fell 5.8% to $1,340.3m. Non-residential work commenced fell 17.6%, to $4,962.0m.