8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Jun 2017 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Jun qtr 17
Mar qtr 17 to Jun qtr 17
Jun qtr 16 to Jun qtr 17
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
26 972.5
0.3
-0.4
New residential building
15 425.2
-1.2
-3.1
Alterations and additions to residential building
2 063.9
-0.9
-0.6
Non-residential building
9 467.8
2.8
4.0

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
26 829.4
-0.6
-3.0
New residential building
15 360.8
-1.3
-4.5
Alterations and additions to residential building
2 062.2
0.3
-1.6
Non-residential building
9 406.4
0.3
-0.7

(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2014-15


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



BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of total building work done rose 0.3% in the June 2017 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done fell 0.6% to $26,829.4m in the June quarter, following a fall of 0.2% in the March 2017 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 1.2% in the June quarter. The value of work done on new houses fell 1.3% while new other residential building fell 1.0%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential building work done fell 1.3% to $15,360.8m. Work done on new houses fell 2.6% to $8,049.4m, while new other residential building rose 0.2% to $7,311.4m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done rose 2.8% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter rose 0.3%, following a rise of 4.8% in the March 2017 quarter.


DWELLING UNITS COMMENCED

Jun qtr 17
Mar qtr 17 to Jun qtr 17
Jun qtr 16 to Jun qtr 17
no.
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES

Total dwelling units commenced
52 283
-3.0
-11.3
New private sector houses
27 019
-1.6
-7.9
New private sector other residential building
23 960
-4.6
-14.9

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Total dwelling units commenced
52 895
1.2
-8.0
New private sector houses
27 619
3.2
-7.5
New private sector other residential building
24 154
0.3
-6.4


Dwelling units commenced
Graph: Dwelling units commenced

Private dwellings commenced, Trend estimates
Graph: Private dwellings commenced Trend estimates



TOTAL DWELLINGS
  • The trend estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 3.0% in the June 2017 quarter following a fall of 2.8% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced rose 1.2% to 52,895 dwellings in the June quarter following a fall of 8.3% in the March quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 1.6% in the June quarter following a fall of 2.7% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements rose 3.2% to 27,619 dwellings in the June quarter following a fall of 5.4% in the March quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for new private sector other residential building commencements fell 4.6% in the June quarter following a fall of 3.0% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building rose 0.3% to 24,154 dwellings in the June quarter following a fall of 11.5% in the March quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2017 17 January 2018
December 2017 11 April 2018



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 30 August 2017. The data in this publication are based on a response rate of approximately 90% 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 2017 will be released in the next release of this publication, Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 17 January 2018.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimate published in Building Activity, Australia March quarter 2017 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 12 July 2017:
  • the total value of work done in Australia during the March quarter 2017 has been revised upwards by $603.2m or 2.4%.
  • the total value of work commenced in Australia during the March quarter 2017 has been revised upwards by $1,639.5m or 6.2%. This was driven by a 4.4% ($749.5m) revision to total residential commencements and a 9.5% ($890.0m) revision to non-residential commencements.
  • the number of dwelling unit commencements in the March quarter 2017 has been revised upwards by 1,865 dwellings or 4.0%.


DATA NOTE

Several time series spreadsheets contain 'np' (not available for publication) annotations from the September quarter 2012 onwards. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.


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