8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Jun 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/10/2011   
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VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED VOLUME TERMS


TREND AND SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Jun qtr 11
Mar qtr 11 to Jun qtr 11
Jun qtr 10 to Jun qtr 11
$m
% change
% change

Trend(a)

Value of work commenced
19 227.8
1.0
-10.1
New residential building
10 050.0
0.3
-7.9
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 726.7
0.5
-0.1
Non-residential building
7 456.9
2.1
-14.8

Seasonally Adjusted(a)

Value of work commenced
19 597.0
3.2
-10.4
New residential building
10 023.4
-1.2
-12.9
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 743.9
3.7
0.3
Non-residential building
7 829.8
9.4
-9.2

(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2008-09. Refer to paragraphs 31-35 of the Explanatory Notes.



TREND
  • The trend estimate of the total value of building work commenced rose 1.0% in the June quarter 2011 following a fall of 1.4% in the March quarter.
  • The value of new residential building commenced rose 0.3% following falls in the last three quarters. The value of new house commencements fell 0.1% and new other residential commencements rose 1.0%. The value of commencements for alterations and additions to residential buildings rose 0.5%.
  • The value of non-residential building commenced rose 2.1%. See data notes on page 2 of this publication.
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 rose 3.2% to $19,597.0m following a rise of 0.7% in March 2011.
  • Commencements of new residential buildings fell 1.2% to $10,023.4m. New house commencements rose 1.7%, to $6,441.0m, and new other residential building fell 6.0% to $3,582.4m. Alterations and additions rose 3.7% to $1,743.9m. Non-residential work commenced rose 9.4%, to $7,829.8m.