8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Mar 2011 Quality Declaration
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MARCH 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 25 May 2011, and Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia (cat. no. 8750.0) on 15 June 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 March quarter 2011 will be released in the next release of this publication, Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 19 October 2011.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
There are no changes in this issue.
Widespread flooding in the eastern states, particularly Queensland, and other natural disasters have not adversely affected the quality of estimates in this release. However, these events may have had an impact on the level of building activity in the March quarter of 2011.
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.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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