8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Jun 2019 Quality Declaration 
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June key figures

Value of work done, Chain volume measures

Jun qtr 19
Mar qtr 19 to Jun qtr 19
Jun qtr 18 to Jun qtr 19
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
29 284.4
-1.9
-3.9
New residential building
16 288.3
-2.5
-6.6
Alterations and additions to residential building
2 122.1
-3.0
-6.4
Non-residential building
10 877.8
-0.6
1.2

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
28 749.0
-5.5
-6.6
New residential building
16 097.2
-4.7
-9.2
Alterations and additions to residential building
2 115.9
-3.0
-5.6
Non-residential building
10 535.8
-7.2
-2.7

(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2016-17
Value of work done, Chain volume measures
Graph: Value of work done, Chain volume measures

Value of work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of work done, chain volume measures  Trend estimates




Building work done
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building work done fell 1.9% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done fell 5.5% to $28,749.0m following a rise of 1.0% in the March quarter.


New residential building work done
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 2.5% in the June quarter. The value of work done on new houses fell 1.7%, while new other residential building fell 3.5%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 4.7% to $16,097.2m. Work done on new houses fell 4.7% to $8,682.9m, while new other residential building fell 4.7% to $7,414.3m.


Non-residential work done
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done fell 0.6% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 7.2% following a rise of 4.9% in the March quarter.


Dwelling units commenced
Jun qtr 19
Mar qtr 19 to Jun qtr 19
Jun qtr 18 to Jun qtr 19
no.
% change
% change

Trend estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
44 812
-4.5
-23.8
New private sector houses
26 280
-3.7
-13.3
New private sector other residential building
17 789
-5.3
-35.5

Seasonally adjusted estimates

Total dwelling units commenced
46 315
1.1
-20.3
New private sector houses
25 513
-10.5
-16.0
New private sector other residential building
20 000
19.9
-26.3


Dwelling units commenced
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

Private dwellings commenced, Trend estimates
Graph: Private dwellings commenced Trend estimates






Total dwellings
  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 4.5% in the June quarter following a fall of 6.4% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 1.1% to 46,315 dwellings in the June quarter following a fall of 6.4% in the March quarter.


New private sector houses
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 3.7% in the June quarter following a fall of 3.4% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 10.5% to 25,513 dwellings in the June quarter following a rise of 4.4% in the March quarter.


New private sector other residential building
  • The trend estimate for new private sector other residential building commencements fell 5.3% in the June quarter following a fall of 10.4% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building rose 19.9% to 20,000 dwellings in the June quarter following a fall of 18.2% in the March quarter.


Notes
Forthcoming issues
Issue (Quarter) Release Date
September 2019 15 January 2020
December 2019 15 April 2020

About this issue

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 28 August 2019. The data in this publication are based on a response rate of approximately 90% 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 June quarter 2019 will be released in the next release of this publication, Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 15 January 2020.


Significant revisions this issue

Compared to the estimate published in Building Activity, Australia March quarter 2019 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 10 July 2019:
  • the total value of work done in Australia during the March 2019 quarter has been revised upwards by $617.7m or 2.1%.
  • the total value of work commenced in Australia during the March 2019 quarter has been revised upwards by $575.7m or 2.2%. This was driven by a 10.1% ($926.1m) upwards revision to total non-residential commencements. Total residential commencements were revised downwards 2.1% ($350.5m).
  • the number of dwelling unit commencements in the March 2019 quarter has been revised downwards by 784 dwellings or 1.8%.


Data note

Several time series spreadsheets contain 'np' (not available for publication) annotations from the September quarter 2012 onwards. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.


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