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8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Jun 2014 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/10/2014   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 14
Mar qtr 14 to Jun qtr 14
Jun qtr 13 to Jun qtr 14
$m
%
%

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
22 095.4
1.8
6.2
New residential building
11 609.1
3.9
11.2
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 753.5
-0.1
1.4
Non-residential building
8 734.8
-0.5
1.1

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
22 054.3
0.4
6.0
New residential building
11 601.8
1.8
10.9
Alterations and additions to residential building
1 727.0
-3.0
-2.9
Non-residential building
8 725.5
-0.6
1.9

(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2011-12.

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 1.8% in the June 2014 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done rose 0.4% to $22,054.3m in the June quarter, following a rise of 4.5% in the March 2014 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done rose 3.9% in the June quarter. The value of work done on new houses rose 3.2% while new other residential building rose 4.9%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential building work done rose 1.8% to $11,601.8m. Work done on new houses rose 2.4% to $6,896.5m, while new other residential building rose 0.8% to $4,705.3m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done fell 0.5% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 0.6%, following a fall of 0.2% in the March 2014 quarter.

DWELLING UNITS COMMENCED

Jun qtr 14
Mar qtr 13 to Jun qtr 14
Jun qtr 13 to Jun qtr 14
no.
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES

Total dwelling units commenced
47 558
2.0
16.4
New private sector houses
27 465
4.4
18.7
New private sector other residential building
18 899
-1.3
14.7

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Total dwelling units commenced
45 527
-6.9
9.2
New private sector houses
27 015
-1.6
15.0
New private sector other residential building
17 241
-15.1
0.9

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 rose 2.0% in the June 2014 quarter following a rise of 3.6% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 6.9% to 45,527 dwellings in the June quarter following a rise of 8.9% in the March quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements rose 4.4% in the June quarter following a rise of 4.8% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 1.5% to 27,015 dwellings in the June quarter following a rise of 13.9% in the March quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for new private sector other residential building commencements fell 1.3% in the June quarter following a rise of 2.2% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building fell 15.1% to 17,241 dwellings in the June quarter following a rise of 3.3% in the March quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2014 15 January 2015
December 2014 15 April 2015



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia(cat. no. 8755.0) on 27 August 2014. 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 2014 will be released in the next release of this publication, Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 15 January 2015.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimate published in Building Activity, Australia, March quarter 2014 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 16 July 2014:
  • the total value of work done in Australia during March quarter 2014 has been revised upwards by $103.8m or 0.5%.
  • the total value of work commenced in Australia during March quarter 2014 has been revised upwards by $677.0m or 3.1%. This was driven by upwards revisions to non-residential commencements ($565.7m) and residential commencements ($111.3m).
  • the number of dwelling unit commencements in the March quarter 2014 has been revised upwards by 213 dwellings or 0.5%.


DATA NOTE

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