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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 08
Jun qtr 08 to Sep qtr 08
Sep qtr 07 to Sep qtr 08
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
18 033.3
0.9
4.0
New residential building
8 874.4
1.2
3.8
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 633.1
0.1
2.4
Non-residential building
7 521.6
0.6
4.6

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of Work Done
17 878.8
-1.2
0.7
New residential building
8 843.6
0.2
2.8
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 628.7
-0.7
2.3
Non-residential building
7 406.6
-3.0
-1.9

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2006-07.

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 0.9% in the September 2008 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted September quarter estimate of the value of total building work done fell 1.2%, to $17,878.8m, following a rise of 2.5% in the June 2008 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work rose 1.2% in the latest quarter, with new houses rising 0.5% and new other residential building rising 2.8%. Alterations and additions to residential building rose 0.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential work done rose 0.2%, to $8,843.6m. Work done on new houses fell 1.6% to $6,160.5m, while new other residential building rose 4.7%, to $2,683.1m. Alterations and additions fell 0.7%, to $1,628.7m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter rose 0.6% in September. This follows a rise of 0.2% in June.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 3.0% in September, following a rise of 3.4% in June.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2008 17 April 2009
March 2009 15 July 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 26 November 2008. 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 2008 will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 17 April 2009.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2006-07, has been introduced into the chain volume estimates which has resulted in minor revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2006-07. Additivity is preserved in the quarters of the reference year and subsequent quarters. Re-referencing affects the level of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Willie Hynd on Adelaide (08) 8237 7645.


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