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8752.8 - Building Activity, Australian Capital Territory, Jun 2003  
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JUNE QUARTER KEY FIGURES


SEASONALLY ADJUSTED
Jun qtr 03
Mar qtr 03 to Jun qtr 03
% change
Jun qtr 02 to Jun qtr 03
% change

Value of work done(a) ($m)
215.9
-15.3
23.0
New residential building ($m)
112.8
-16.3
25.8
Alterations and additions(b) ($m)
21.6
6.9
5.7
Non-residential building ($m)
81.5
-18.3
24.9

Total dwelling units commenced (no.)
778
8.2
15.0
New private sector houses (no.)
423
4.2
24.4

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2001-02.
(b) To residential buildings.




VALUE OF WORK DONE
Volume terms
Seasonally adjusted
Graph - Value of work done, volume terms, seasonally adjusted

VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED
Volume terms
Original
Graph - Value of work commenced, volume terms, original



JUNE QUARTER KEY POINTS



VALUE OF WORK DONE, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED, VOLUME TERMS

  • In seasonally adjusted terms, total building work done fell 15.3% in the June quarter 2003 to $215.9m. However, the previous quarter was the highest level since the September quarter 1989.
  • New residential work done fell 16.3% from the previous quarter’s second highest level on record, to $112.8m. New houses fell 7.7% to $66.4m while new other residential buildings fell 26.2% following nine consecutive quarterly rises, to $46.4m. Alterations and additions rose 6.9% to $21.6m.
  • Non-residential building work fell 18.3% to $81.5m. The previous quarter was the highest level since the March quarter 1999.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED, ORIGINAL, VOLUME TERMS

  • Total building work commenced fell 23.1% in the June quarter to $191.5m, mainly due to a drop in non-residential building work commenced.
  • New residential commencements fell by a marginal 0.5% to $105.3m. New houses rose 19.1% to $72.7m, the second highest quarterly level since the September quarter 1993. However, new other residential buildings fell for the third consecutive quarter, down 27.2% to $32.6m. Alterations and additions jumped by 45.8% to $24.7m, the highest level since the March quarter 2000.
  • Non-residential commencements fell by more than 50% to $61.5m, following rises in the previous four consecutive quarters.


NUMBER OF DWELLING UNITS COMMENCED, SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the total number of dwellings commenced rose 8.2% to 778, the second highest number since the September quarter 1994. Commencements of new private sector houses rose 4.2% to 423.


FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information about these and related statistics, contact Tony Bammann on Adelaide 08 8237 7316, or the National Information and referral Service on 1300 135 070.


NOTES


ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication contains the first detailed estimates for the Australian Capital Territory from the quarterly Building Activity Survey. The data are subject to revision when returns from the following quarter are processed and 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:
  • Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) - contains extensive state and territory data.
  • A Building Activity data cube - contains a time series of most of the variables in this publication.
  • The on-line AusStats service - under Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0).
  • The ABS web site - in the Main Features for Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0), which now includes some state and territory data for the value of work done.

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.

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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 29 and 30 of the Explanatory Notes.

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