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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Jun 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/10/2011   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 11
Mar qtr 11 to Jun qtr 11
Jun qtr 10 to Jun qtr 11
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
19 313.6
-3.7
-11.5
New residential building
9 712.1
-1.6
-3.9
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 775.6
1.4
3.6
Non-residential building
7 867.3
-6.8
-21.3

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
19 258.7
-4.0
-13.6
New residential building
9 530.4
-5.3
-9.9
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 788.3
2.6
4.2
Non-residential building
7 940.0
-4.0
-20.7

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2008-09.

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




JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building work done fell 3.7% in the June 2011 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done fell 4.0% to $19,258.7m, in the June quarter, following a fall of 3.7% in the March 2011 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 1.6% in the June quarter. The value of work done on new houses fell 1.0% while new other residential building fell 2.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 5.3% to $9,530.4m. Work done on new houses fell 2.0% to $6,321.0m, while new other residential building fell 11.0% to $3,209.3m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done fell 6.8% in the June quarter. See data notes on page 2 of this publication.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 4.0%, following a 9.1% fall in the March 2011 quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2011 18 January 2012
December 2011 18 April 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 24 August 2011, and Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia (cat. no. 8750.0) on 14 September 2011. The data in this publication are based on a response rate of approximately 94% 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 2011 will be released in the next release of this publication, Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 18 January 2012.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building activity may be affected by Government stimulus packages, including the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and Social Housing Initiatives as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 28 to 30 of the explanatory notes.


INQUIRIES

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