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Building Activity Survey


Buildings Research and Output Group
Australian Bureau of Statistics
GPO Box 2272

Telephone: Adelaide (08) 8237 7668
Facsimile: Adelaide (08) 8237 7620

Email: client.services@abs.gov.au


To monitor building activity in the residential and non-residential building sectors.


Quarterly mail questionnaires are collected from builders and other individuals and organisations engaged in building activity. Data are collected for:

  • New residential buildings
  • Alterations and additions to residential buildings with an approval value of $10,000 or more; and
  • All non-residential building jobs with an approval value of $50,000 or more.

The survey consists of two components:

A sample survey of private sector jobs involving new house construction or alterations and additions with an approval value of $10,000 or more to houses; and
A complete enumeration of jobs involving construction of new residential buildings other than private houses, all alterations and additions to residential buildings (other than private sector houses) with an approval value of $10,000 or more, and all non-residential building jobs with an approval value of $50,000 or more.

Data detail

Building activity by stage of construction (commenced, under construction, completed), value of work done during period and value of work yet to be done by:

  • new residential building (number of dwelling units and value);
  • value of non-residential building by class of building (e.g. hotels, offices, etc.);
  • value of alterations and additions to residential buildings;
  • by private/public sector; and
  • value of building activity as seasonally adjusted and
  • trend series and at chain volume measures.

In relation to tourism, data on the value of hotels, etc., shops, and entertainment and recreational buildings are available by stage of construction, work done during the period and work yet to be done for both the private and public sectors and for each State and Territory.

Geographic coverage

Australia, States and Territories. Small area data are available for non-residential building.

Frequency of data availability


Historical data

From March quarter 1948.

Products and services available


Building Activity Australia (cat. no. 8752.0)

New South Wales (cat. no. 8752.1)

Victoria (cat. no. 8752.2)

Queensland (cat. no. 8752.3)

South Australia (cat. no. 8752.4)

Western Australia (cat. no. 8752.5)

Tasmania (cat. no. 8752.6)

Northern Territory (cat. no. 8752.7)

Australian Capital Territory (cat. no. 8752.8)


Special data services are available on request.

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