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Please Note: This Main Features for 8752.5 Jun 2003 was revised on 29 October 2003 from the original version published on 24 October 2003. The revision is in the first table (June Quarter Key Figures). The figure for "value of work done" for "Mar qtr 03 to Jun qtr 03 % change" has been revised from 2.0 to -2.0.
JUNE QUARTER KEY POINTS
VALUE OF WORK DONE, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED, VOLUME TERMS
NUMBER OF DWELLING UNITS COMMENCED, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
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ABOUT THIS ISSUE
This publication contains the first detailed estimates for Western Australia from the quarterly Building Activity Survey. The data are subject to revision when returns from the following quarter are processed. Final data for the June quarter 2003 will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 19 January 2004.
This June quarter 2003 issue is the final issue of this publication.
In future all data in this publication will be available in other ABS products, viz:
Some preliminary state and territory data is also available in other publications. Further information on these alternative sources and how to access them is in the following document:
NOTE FOR SUBSCRIBERS
The following document details the cessation of the quarterly state and territory building activitiy publications, and offers alternative sources for future data.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
Quarterly chain volume data incorporate a new base year, 2001-02, which has resulted in revisions to growth rates, small in most cases, for subsequent periods. In addition, the reference year has been advanced to 2001-02, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing resulted in revisions to levels, but not growth rates, for all periods.
Seasonally adjusted and trend estimates have been revised as a result of the adoption of new seasonal adjustment methodology. Concurrent seasonal adjustment has replaced forward factor methodology for all seasonally adjusted series in this publication. See paragraphs 30 and 31 of the Explanatory Notes.
SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE
Some non-residential building work commenced in the September quarter 2002, previously classified as work commenced for the public sector ‘entertainment and recreational’ category, has now been reclassified as work commenced for the private sector. The revisions affect tables 1, 5 and 6. The corresponding work done from and including the September quarter 2002 has also been reclassified as work done for the private sector, affecting tables 2, 3, 11 and 12. Non-residential building work under construction is also affected (tables 7 and 8), as is work yet to be done (tables 13 and 14).
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