5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Jun 2019 Quality Declaration 
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Main features state final demand chain volume measures

Seasonally adjusted, % change from Mar 19 to Jun 19
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.(a)

Final consumption expenditure
General government
2.0
4.2
4.1
0.7
-0.9
3.3
1.9
3.6
2.7
Households
0.2
0.4
0.7
0.3
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.5
0.4
Gross fixed capital formation
Private
-0.7
-3.2
-5.5
-2.1
3.3
-0.3
-2.4
-5.5
-1.6
Public
-5.2
3.9
-4.1
-4.1
3.1
-8.4
-14.9
-4.8
-2.3
State final demand
-
0.5
-
-0.2
0.8
0.3
-0.6
0.8
0.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Australia estimates relate to Domestic final demand.


June quarter

Summary comments

Australia
  • Australia's domestic final demand increased 0.3%. Government final consumption expenditure (2.7%) was the largest contributor to growth. Household final consumption expenditure rose 0.4%. Private gross fixed capital formation detracted from growth, with falls in dwelling investment (-4.4%) and non-dwelling construction (-5.9%).


State final demand, Quarterly volume measures: Seasonally adjusted
Diagram shows State final demand, Quarterly volume measures: Seasonally adjusted

New South Wales
  • New South Wales' state final demand was flat in the June quarter. Final consumption expenditure contributed to growth with rises in household and government consumption expenditure. These rises were offset by a decline in state and local investment, which fell 8.6% during the quarter but remains at elevated levels. Dwelling investment decreased for the fourth consecutive quarter and is down 4.2% in 2018-19.


Victoria
  • Victoria's state final demand increased 0.5% for the quarter. This result was driven by public final demand with rises in both government consumption expenditure (4.2%) and investment (3.9%). The rise in government consumption expenditure was driven by ongoing spending on health services. Investment was driven by state and local general government with continued investment in infrastructure. Private investment declined 3.2%, driven by non-dwelling construction with falls in new building and new engineering construction. The decline in new building follows two consecutive rises and remains at elevated levels. The fall in new engineering construction reflects declines in energy related projects.


Queensland
  • Queensland's state final demand was flat in the June quarter. Consumption expenditure contributed to growth with strength in both government (4.1%) and household (0.7%) consumption expenditure. State and local consumption expenditure drove growth with spending related to flood remediation work. Household consumption expenditure was driven by both essential and discretionary spending. Private investment detracted from growth, driven by falls in dwelling investment.


South Australia
  • South Australia's state final demand decreased 0.2% for the quarter. Weakness in non-dwelling construction (-6.6%) was driven by falls in energy related projects. Household consumption expenditure partly offset this fall, driven by increased spending on discretionary items.


Western Australia
  • Western Australia's state final demand increased 0.8% for the quarter. Investment in machinery and equipment (19.8%) drove growth with continued investment in automation by mining. The main detractors from growth were private non-dwelling construction (-5.3%) and state and local consumption expenditure (-2.9%).


Tasmania
  • Tasmania's state final demand increased 0.3% for the quarter. This result was driven by government consumption expenditure, particularly national non-defence spending. Dwelling investment increased (10.1%), the strongest rise across all states and territories. Public investment declined for the quarter (-8.4%) but remains at elevated levels with strong growth through the year (7.2%).


Northern Territory
  • Northern Territory's state final demand decreased 0.6% for the quarter. State and local general government investment fell 34.2% due to decreased investment in new assets and net sales of second-hand assets. Private dwelling investment continued to decline, falling 24.8%. Government (1.9%) and household (0.2%) consumption expenditure partly offset these declines.


Australian Capital Territory
  • Australian Capital Territory's state final demand increased 0.8% for the quarter. National non-defence government consumption expenditure was the largest contributor to growth. Private investment detracted from growth with falls in dwelling investment (-8.8%) and machinery and equipment (-19.0%). The general government investment declined 5.0%.