Eleven up for Western Australia

Western Australia has recorded eleven consecutive quarters of growth in building activity in trend terms, according to June quarter data released October 20 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Growth was experienced in Queensland, Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. The Australian Capital Territory has experienced particularly strong growth over the last six quarters.

Building activity on the whole rose in Australia over the June Quarter, both in trend terms and in seasonally adjusted terms. However, compared to the same quarter last year, both series had decreased.

All components of total growth (new residential buildings commenced, newhouse commencements, other residential commencements, alterations and additions, and non residential building) grew over the last quarter.
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