5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Mar 2020 Quality Declaration 
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Main features state final demand chain volume measures

Seasonally adjusted, % change from Dec 19 to Mar 20
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.(a)

Final consumption expenditure
General government
1.8
3.3
0.5
0.9
-0.1
0.2
0.9
4.5
1.8
Households
-1.6
-1.2
-0.5
-1.5
-1.0
-0.9
-0.6
0.5
-1.1
Gross fixed capital formation
Private
-3.5
-1.1
-0.1
-2.3
5.2
5.4
-7.9
-1.7
-0.8
Public
-4.8
3.4
-2.5
-0.6
6.8
6.6
-1.6
1.0
-0.7
State final demand
-1.5
-0.1
-0.3
-1.0
0.9
0.6
-1.2
2.1
-0.5

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


March quarter


State final demand, quarterly volume measures: seasonally adjusted
State final demand, quarterly volume measures: seasonally adjusted


New South Wales -1.5%

Total final consumption expenditure decreased 0.8%, due to a:
  • 1.6% fall in household consumption reflecting decreased expenditure on transport services, hotels, cafes and restaurants, and clothing and footwear partly offset by an increase in food and alcoholic beverages

Partly offset by a:
  • 1.8% increase in government consumption reflecting increased expenditure in response to the bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic

Private gross fixed capital formation decreased 3.5%, driven by a:
  • 11.4% fall in new building construction following project completions, and subdued work on recently commenced projects
  • 12.0% fall in new engineering construction due to reduced work on major road projects
  • 4.5% fall in dwelling investment reflecting continued weakness in dwelling approvals

Public gross fixed capital formation decreased 4.8%, driven by a:
  • 4.4% fall in general government investment across all levels of government
  • 6.0% fall in public corporations reflecting reduced investment in telecommunications and transport


Victoria -0.1%

Private gross fixed capital formation decreased 1.1%, driven by a:
  • 4.8% fall in machinery and equipment reflecting aircraft and office equipment purchases last quarter
  • 1.2% fall in dwellings reflecting continued weakness in approvals

Household final consumption expenditure decreased 1.2%, driven by a:
  • 11.2% fall in clothing and footwear
  • 8.4% fall in hotels, cafes and restaurants due to lockdown related to COVID-19 and bushfires

Public gross fixed capital formation increased 3.4%, driven by a:
  • 5.9% rise in state and local general government reflecting ongoing investment in road infrastructure
  • 2.7% rise in state and local public non-financial corporations reflecting increased investment in sewerage infrastructure

Government final consumption expenditure increased 3.3%, driven by a:
  • 4.4% rise in state and local with spending on bushfire recovery and vocational education expenses
  • 1.8% increase in national non-defence consumption expenditure reflecting a decrease in sales of education services


Queensland -0.3%

Total final consumption expenditure decreased 0.2% due to a:
  • 0.5% fall in household consumption expenditure with decline in spending on services and partly offset by an increase in food
  • 0.5% rise in government consumption expenditure driven by increased Commonwealth spending in response to bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic

Public gross fixed capital formation decreased 2.5%, driven by a:
  • 3.1% decrease in general government investment in buildings and state and local investment in infrastructure

Private gross fixed capital formation decreased 0.1%, due to a:
  • 4.4% fall in non-dwelling construction reflecting reduced investment in engineering construction and subdued new building commencements

Partly offset by a:
  • 3.2% rise in purchases of machinery and equipment
  • 2.2% rise in dwelling construction with increased spending on alterations and additions due to repair works related to hailstorms on the Sunshine Coast


South Australia -1.0%

Household final consumption expenditure decreased 1.5%, driven by a:
  • 10.1% fall in hotels, cafes and restaurants with falls across all components reflecting the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry

Private gross fixed capital formation decreased 2.3%, driven by a:
  • 14.1% fall in machinery and equipment with reduced purchases of trucks, aircrafts and other machinery
  • 1.8% fall in dwellings reflecting less work done on alterations and additions

Public gross fixed capital formation decreased 0.6%, driven by a:
  • 12.5% fall in commonwealth public non-financial corporations
  • 41.0% fall in state and local general government reflecting an asset sale which occurred last quarter. Without the impact of this sale, general government investment in new assets rose

Government final consumption expenditure increased 0.9%, driven by a:
  • 2.2% increase in state and local government in response to bushfires and subsequent local tourism campaigns to aid recovery


Western Australia 0.9%

Private gross fixed capital formation increased 5.2%, due to a:
  • 14.6% rise in non-dwelling construction reflecting increased mining investment

Partly offset by a:
  • 4.7% fall in dwelling construction led by a fall in alterations and additions

Public gross fixed capital formation increased 6.8%, driven by a:
  • 26.3% rise in state and local public non-financial corporations driven by vehicle purchases and investment in rail infrastructure
  • 6.4% rise in state and local general government

Total final consumption expenditure decreased 0.7%, driven by a:
  • 1.0% decrease in household consumption reflecting falls in hotels, cafes and restaurants, transport services, and clothing and footwear
  • 0.1% decrease in government consumption due to a 0.4% fall in state and local government consumption


Tasmania increased 0.6%

Private gross fixed capital formation increased 5.4%, driven by a:
  • 24.8% increase in machinery and equipment reflecting purchases of buses and trucks
  • 7.2% increase in dwelling investment reflecting continued demand for houses

Public gross fixed capital formation increased 6.6%, driven by a:
  • 18.1% rise in state and local public non-financial corporations reflecting increased investment in utilities
  • 7.1% rise in national general government reflecting increased investment in machinery and equipment

Government final consumption expenditure increased 0.2%, driven by a:
  • 1.0% increase in national non-defence reflecting additional commonwealth spending on COVID-19 and bushfire responses

Household final consumption expenditure decreased 0.9%, driven by a:
  • 7.6% fall in hotels, cafes and restaurants reflecting lockdown related to COVID-19


Northern Territory -1.2%

Private gross fixed capital formation decreased 7.9%, driven by a:
  • 20.1% fall in intellectual property products reflecting decreased petroleum exploration
  • 9.0% fall in non-dwelling construction reflecting reduced mining investment
  • 11.4% fall in machinery and equipment

Public gross fixed capital formation decreased 1.6%, driven by a:
  • 16.4% fall in state and local public corporations

Total final consumption expenditure was flat, due to a:
  • 0.9% rise in government consumption expenditure reflecting increased spending by Commonwealth and state and local governments

Offset by a:
  • 0.6% fall in household consumption expenditure driven by reduced spending on hotels, cafes and restaurants


Australian Capital Territory 2.1%

Government final consumption expenditure increased 4.5%, driven by a:
  • 4.5% increase in national non-defence consumption expenditure reflecting additional commonwealth spending on bushfire and COVID-19 responses
  • 5.0% increase in state and local reflecting increased transport and bushfire related spending

Household final consumption expenditure increased 0.5%, driven by a:
  • 53.4% rise in purchase of vehicles reflecting increased demand following a significant hail storm
  • 4.8% rise in food as households prepared for lockdown measures

Public gross fixed capital formation increased 1.0%, driven by a:
  • 31.3% rise in state and local public non-financial corporations investment in water infrastructure

Private gross fixed capital formation decreased 1.7%, driven by a:
  • 25.6% fall in machinery and equipment after extensive purchases of computer equipment in December quarter 2019

Partly offset by a:
  • 6.7% increase in non-dwelling construction reflecting increased investment in offices and telecommunications infrastructure