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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Sep 2010 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 10
Jun qtr 10 to Sep qtr 10
Sep qtr 09 to Sep qtr 10
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
22 365.6
2.7
18.3
New residential building
10 290.2
2.1
12.0
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 733.8
0.9
8.8
Non-residential building
10 308.9
3.2
27.0

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
21 819.1
-2.4
16.0
New residential building
9 917.2
-6.3
5.9
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 724.0
-0.1
8.0
Non-residential building
10 177.9
1.4
29.6

(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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building work done rose 2.7% in the September 2010 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done fell 2.4% to $21,819.1m in the September quarter, following a rise of 6.6% in the June 2010 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done rose 2.1% in the September quarter. The value of work done on new houses fell 0.1% while new other residential building rose 6.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 6.3% to $9,917.2m. Work done on new houses fell 9.0% to $6,568.3m, while new other residential building fell 0.5% to $3,348.9m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done rose 3.2% in the September quarter.
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done should be interpreted with caution. 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 rose 1.4%, following a 3.9% rise in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2010 19 April 2011
March 2011 20 July 2011



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 24 November 2010, and Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia (cat. no. 8750.0) on 14 December 2010. The data in this publication are based on a response rate of approximately 96% 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 September quarter 2010 will be released in the next release of this publication, Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 19 April 2011.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2008-09, has been introduced into the chain volume estimates which has resulted in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2008-09, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.


DATA NOTES

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building activity may be affected by initiatives within the Government stimulus package, 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

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Damian Sparkes on Adelaide (08) 8237 7425.


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