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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Dec 2011 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 11
Sep qtr 11 to Dec qtr 11
Dec qtr 10 to Dec qtr 11
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
19 000.4
-1.7
-8.1
New residential building
9 261.5
-2.6
-8.8
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 844.0
-0.2
3.4
Non-residential building
7 898.5
-0.9
-9.7

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
18 742.1
-4.9
-9.1
New residential building
9 307.5
-1.7
-7.7
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 821.0
-2.1
2.0
Non-residential building
7 613.6
-9.1
-12.9

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2009-10.

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




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building work done fell 1.7% in the December 2011 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done fell 4.9% to $18,742.1m, in the December quarter, following a rise of 1.2% in the September 2011 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 2.6% in the December quarter. The value of work done on new houses fell 3.3% while new other residential building fell 1.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 1.7% to $9,307.5m. Work done on new houses fell 3.4% to $6,093.4m, while new other residential building rose 1.8% to $3,214.1m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done fell 0.9% in the December 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 9.1%, following a 6.2% rise in the September 2011 quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2012 18 July 2012
June 2012 17 October 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 29 February 2012, and Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia (cat. no. 8750.0) on 14 March 2012. 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 December quarter 2011 will be released in the next release of this publication, Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 18 July 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 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.


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