8752.0 - Building Activity, Australia, Jun 2018 Quality Declaration 
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Jun qtr 18
Mar qtr 18 to Jun qtr 18
Jun qtr 17 to Jun qtr 18
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
29 428.5
1.2
4.9
New residential building
16 899.8
2.1
4.8
Alterations and additions to residential building
2 132.9
1.5
0.6
Non-residential building
10 390.0
-0.3
5.8

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
29 280.2
-0.2
4.4
New residential building
16 943.6
1.6
5.2
Alterations and additions to residential building
2 087.4
-4.1
-5.3
Non-residential building
10 249.1
-2.2
5.4

(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2015-16
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 1.2% in the June 2018 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of total building work done fell 0.2% to $29,280.2m in the June quarter, following a rise of 2.9% in the March 2018 quarter.


NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of new residential building work done rose 2.1% in the June quarter. The value of work done on new houses rose 3.1%, while new other residential building rose 1.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of new residential building work done rose 1.6% to $16,943.6m. Work done on new houses rose 3.1% to $9,064.7m, while new other residential building fell 0.1% to $7,878.9m.


NON-RESIDENTIAL WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate of the value of non-residential building work done fell 0.3% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of the value of non-residential building work done in the quarter fell 2.2%, following a rise of 0.1% in the March quarter.


DWELLING UNITS COMMENCED

Jun qtr 18
Mar qtr 17 to Jun qtr 18
Jun qtr 17 to Jun qtr 18
no.
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES

Total dwelling units commenced
58 846
1.6
9.6
New private sector houses
30 620
1.2
9.6
New private sector other residential building
27 353
2.8
11.6

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES

Total dwelling units commenced
57 273
-5.9
4.5
New private sector houses
29 929
-3.7
3.8
New private sector other residential building
26 702
-6.6
7.5

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 1.6% in the June quarter following a rise of 2.0% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the total number of dwelling units commenced fell 5.9% to 57,273 dwellings in the June quarter following a rise of 11.8% in the March quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSES
  • The trend estimate for new private sector house commencements rose 1.2% in the June quarter following a rise of 1.6% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector house commencements fell 3.7% to 29,929 dwellings in the June quarter following a rise of 5.3% in the March quarter.


NEW PRIVATE SECTOR OTHER RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for new private sector other residential building commencements rose 2.8% in the June quarter following a rise of 3.1% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for new private sector other residential building fell 6.6% to 26,702 dwellings in the June quarter following a rise of 21.0% in the March quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2018 16 January 2019
December 2018 10 April 2019


ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 22 August 2018. 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 2018 will be released in the next release of this publication, Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 16 January 2019.


CHANGES THIS ISSUE

This publication contains feature articles and associated data cubes relating to:

SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS ISSUE

Compared to the estimate published in Building Activity, Australia March quarter 2018 (cat. no. 8752.0) released on 11 July 2018:
  • the total value of work done in Australia during the March quarter 2018 has been revised upwards by $729.4m or 2.6%.
  • the total value of work commenced in Australia during the March quarter 2018 has been revised upwards by $2,377.5m or 8.0%. This was driven by a 8.4% ($884.4m) revision to non-residential commencements and a 7.8% ($1,493.1m) revision to residential commencements.
  • the number of dwelling unit commencements in the March quarter 2018 has been revised upwards by 4,836 dwellings or 9.1%.

A feature article has been included in the December 2015 Building Activity, Australia (cat no. 8752.0) publication explaining potential sources of revisions in more detail.


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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