8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Dec 2009 Quality Declaration
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DECEMBER KEY POINTS
VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES
ABOUT THIS ISSUE
This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 24 February 2010, and Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia (cat. no. 8750.0) on 17 March 2010. The data in this publication are based on a response rate of approximately 96% of the value of building work done during the quarter. The data are subject to revision when returns from the following quarter are processed. Final data for the December quarter 2009 will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 14 July 2010.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
There are no changes in this issue.
The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building activity may be affected by initiatives within the Government stimulus package, which included the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and the Social Housing Initiative as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. As with the publication Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) BER impacts have been quantified and removed from the trend estimates because of its short term nature. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 28 to 30 of the explanatory notes.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Willie Hynd on Adelaide (08) 8237 7645.
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