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Build something great

A National Boral Publication March 2012


Rebuilding communities after the floods P5

Boral develops the Tie Down Brick P7

Custom solutions for new Royal Childrens Hospital Timber a versatile solution for UWS Climate Change Research Facility Rebuilding communities after the floods Welcome to the new stone age Boral develops the Tie Down Brick Boral Timber introduces new 10mm profile to flooring range Community hub scales new heights Borals new slimline brick Modern build supports worthy cause in WA Roof Tiles VS the world Building Approval Statistics Boral Contact Details
Cover Image: Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne

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Custom solutions for new Royal Childrens Hospital

The new Royal Childrens Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne, Victoria, has seen a mix of new and existing Boral Plasterboard products and associated systems integrated throughout the 165,000 square metre, seven level structure.

The engineering team at Boral Plasterboard worked closely with Lend Lease and the consultant team during the design and construction phase to ensure the most economical solutions were adopted to meetproject specifications. Glenn Ford, Boral Plasterboard state sales manager, believes the paediatric facility is an example of meeting performance and design outcomes as a result of close working relationships, particularly on site. On a job of this scale, where at its peak the project workforce exceeded 2100 people, its crucial to maintain a physical presence and dialogue with the client and monitor the quality of workundertaken. During construction, Borals engineering team used its expertise in fire, structural and acoustic outcomes to enable plasterboard systems to be readily modified to suit site conditions. Structural testing for plasterboard ceilings which needed to accommodate heavy fixtures was carried out, helping the purpose built facility to house a variety of medical equipment. Technical support for the plasterboard contractors made installation of Boral plasterboard systems simple, providing flexible and practical design solutions as required.

One of the challenges of the RCH project required Boral to develop a new product solution to help the architect achieve acoustic and design objectives. The architect specified a product which was not locally available, explains Ford. We were quickly able to develop and produce a new 13.5mm round hole perforated plasterboard with the help of our engineering team. Lend Lease Senior Construction Manager Bill Alexandrakis commented, Boral is a preferred supplier and a national alliance partner with a long-standing and successful relationship withLend Lease. The success at the new RCHis evidence ofthis.

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Timber a versatile solution for

UWS Climate Change Research Facility

Boral Timbers Kiln Dried F27 (KDF27) structural timber has been used extensively in the development of the University of Western Sydneys Climate Change and Energy Research (CCER) Facility at Richmond, New South Wales.
Highlighting the trend towards adaptive reuse of buildings, the refurbishment project incorporates an existing 1930s two storey brick building to provide new research facilities, laboratories, post graduate offices, lecture theatres and a publicly accessible atrium and conference exhibition space. Providing a natural link to the existing buildings timber gable roof structure and timber windows, Boral Timbers KDF27 product in Blackbutt species was chosen as a cladding and joinery treatment and used predominantly in the public areas within the CCER facility. Blackbutt timber linings and details were selected for a contemporary vestibule tube which connects the east and west entries of the building. Blackbutt timber battens were used in the construction of four fully functioning thermal chimney stacks which hang above the main atrium. The battens, in association with scrim cloth backing, were also incorporated into wall and ceiling linings as an acoustic control, to absorb direct sound in both the public areas and the lecture theatre. Michael McPherson, Senior Associate with Suters Architects said, Thedesign intent was to clearly differentiate the old from the new through material choices and detailing, while also maintaining the integrity of the original building. As a natural and locally produced material, timber was the ideal choice due to its conceptual link to the buildings function of providing empirical data to assess the impact of climate change on Australias land and water resources.

The Blackbutt species was selected for its longevity, durability and versatility. Its golden yellow and pale brown colours worked well with other material selections, providing a perfect balance to the rich, earthy textures of the brickwork on the existing structure. The selection of Borals Australian Forestry Standard certified timber was also a critical element in addressing sustainability considerations. The design team worked with the contractor, client and sub contractors to determine the most efficient methods for the construction of the timber elements. Robert Gonda from Di Emme Creative Solutions, who designed and installed the thermal chimneys, said, This project illustrates the distinct way in which timber can be used creatively. Installing the fully functioning thermal chimney stacks was a unique and challenging project for us and required a high level of customisation, including thetesting and inspection of prototypes. The project design commenced in September 2009 and the buildingwas occupied in March 2011 with the timber elements installed by Di Emme Creative Solutions and Choice Projects. The project was named finalist in the Public Category of the BPN Sustainability Awards2011. Boral has achieved Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) chain of custody certification (AS 4707-2006) for its timber products. This means that timber used to produce Boral Timbers hardwood flooring, decking and structural products has been sourced from certified, legal and sustainably managed resources. The Australian Forestry Standard Scheme also has mutual recognition by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme (PEFC) the worlds largest forest management certifier. For further information aboutBoral Timbers hardwoodproducts visit timberflooring/timbersustainability buildsomethinggreat


Rebuilding communities

after the floods

The Jindalee Bowls Club in Brisbane has been given a helping hand from Boral after suffering considerable damage from the floods that devastated many parts of Queensland in January 2011.
Boral Plasterboard was provided to re-line walls and ceilings, with metal framework donated by Rondo. Boral Clay & Concrete delivered masonry blocks to build a one metre high, corefilled block wall around the building to actas a retaining wall for future flood events. The important outdoor areas were also refurbished, with the provision of new paverswhich feature around the BBQ andentry zones. To support the makeover, The Construction Training Centre undertook a Green Army project which employed 12 local jobseekers and workers displaced by the floods with 20 weeks paid work experience. Working alongside professional tradespeople, the initiative which is funded by the Queensland Governments Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative provided the club and contractors with much needed assistance. The Construction Training Centres CEO, Mr Phil Diver said this was an excellent opportunity for CTC workers to gain basic qualifications, acquire trade skills and contribute to the rebuilding of Brisbane. We are pleased that the project has also helped a number of those involved tofindpermanent placement in the construction industry. Marlene Worthington, President of the Centenary branch of National Seniors, with over 200 members, 100 of whom attend monthly meetings at the centre, said we are thrilled! Its even better than what we had before. The club serves a very big community here in Jindalee. Now it has reopened we are extremely grateful for all the hard work that went into rebuilding it. To read more about the Jindalee Bowls Club redevelopment visit; buildsomethinggreat

The flood waters rose to the top of the ridgeline on the roof of the building, affecting the clubhouse, function rooms, bowling greensand grounds. Club member and co-ordinator of the JindaleeBowls Club rebuild, Warwick Smith, noted Wehave not experienced a flood like this since 1974 and we were very keen to get back up and running to support the localcommunity. More than just a bowls club, the Jindalee facility also operates the Centenary Meals on Wheels service from its downstairs area, hosts the local sub-branch of the RSL and acts as a community centre where many local, multicultural groups congregate. Greg Thomas, Boral Plasterboard Regional General Manager (RGM) Queensland, commented Our State Co-ordination Council members had the task of identifying a community project where we could make a real difference. With the help of a shortlist from Brisbane City Council, we decided to visit the Jindalee Bowls Club. In light of the Meals on Wheels volunteer program and veterans group which operates here, we realised that rebuilding this club would support multiple community initiatives. Inside and out, the club has seen a makeover which has more than restored it to a practical and social space. Boral Timber supplied the pine structural framing for the downstairs area and installed a new parquetry dance floor in Brushbox and Tallowwood species.


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Welcome to the new

stone age

Gaining popularity for its similarity to natural stone without the weight and price tag, BoralCulturedStone is light in weight and can be less labour intensive to install than real stone.
Cleverly engineered to look like the real thing the pieces are cast in flexible moulds and are meticulously hand coloured with oxides to achieve the look of natural stone. Cultured Stone is perfect for interior and external walls, fireplaces and features and is available in a range of shapes and styles including Country Ledgestone, Cobblefield and European Castle Stone. When designing their Warrandyte home in Melbournes north east (pictured), the owners were keen to incorporate the natural stone look of a home they admired on the Mornington Peninsula. Their draftsman suggested they blend a Cultured Stone feature wall within the design of their home as an alternative to natural stone. They selected Cultured Stone Dressed Fieldstone in a blend of Aspen and Chardonnay. The surface colour and texture suited the semi-rural setting of Warrandyte, and the owners were very happy with the result. The Cultured Stone feature blended well within the home design and achieved the natural stone effect we were after, the owners said. Cultured Stone cladding was used on the internal fireplace and a curvedfeature wall. The builder provided the sub-structure while the bricklayer, not familiar with Cultured Stone installation, called upon a trained Cultured Stone Installer. The builder, Wayne Campbell of Camson Homes was also impressed with the final result and how straightforward it was to install Id seen Cultured Stone used on plenty of design jobs but I hadnt been involved with construction first hand. I think its come up well. It certainly looks the part and was light and not labour intensive to install. An established brand in the US for almost 50 years, Cultured Stone has up to 54% minimum recycled content and in most applications requires no additional sealing, painting or coating after installation. For more information on Cultured Stone used in this and other projects visit

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Boral develops the

TieDown Brick
The tying down of roofing has become a critical issue for builders and home owners during high wind events.
These weather events pose high risks for causing serious structural damage to affected homes as well as potential damage to adjacent homes and injury to people due to flying debris. In 2008, James Cook University undertook a study of the damage caused to homes in Roleystone and Shoalwater, Perth WA by tornados in June of that year1. The study found that despite the winds not exceeding homes designed wind speeds, damage still occurred. This damage occurred due to the homes being given incorrect wind ratings plus being built with several structural deficiencies including insufficient roof tie downs. Traditionally roofs have been tied down to double brick cavity walls via a series of metal straps embedded in external brick walls during construction. In particularly susceptible locations such as along the coast and in the hills, it may now be considered necessary to tie the roof down, not only on the perimeter of the building but also to the internal walls. In conjunction with builders and industry experts, Boral Midland Brick has developed a simple tie-down system suitable for design wind speeds of up to N3. An adaptation of our current maxi-brick design incorporating a large cavity at one end of the brick without weakening the strength of the brick this cavity allows for metal tie down rods to run up the full height of the wall from the concrete slab to the roof and also allows for single leaf internal walls to include tie down rods and straps. The tie down rod connects to the roof via supporting members such as plate, underpurlin and ridges. Where required, tie down rods can alsobe set into the masonry rather than fixed to the concrete slab. For more information visit
Excerpt from article by; Trevor Smith General Manager, Home Base Expo Ideas Centre, Perth WA.


This presented a challenge to suppliers and builders due to Perths tradition of double brickconstruction.

James Cook study of Shoalwater and Roleystone WA Tornados Wind damage to buildings, James Cook University, 2008.

Boral Timber introduces new 10mmprofile to flooring range

Boral Timber has released a 10mm overlay solid strip flooring product, designed to be laid directly over a structural surface, expanding its range of timber flooring solutions. With an equivalent wear layer to the Boral solidstrip flooring19mm and 13mm profile boards, Boral 10mm overlay solid strip flooring can be sanded three to four times during the lifespan of the timber. The overlay does not need a bearer and joist sub floor and can be installed over a structural surface including concrete, existing timber floors or underply, with minimal impact to the height of the floor, proving an effective solution for renovation and refurbishment projects. The new timber overlay comes in a choice of four popular Australian hardwood species including Blackbutt, Sydney Blue Gum, Brushbox and Spotted Gum, and is offered as a unique standard and better grade, whichcombines Classic and Australiana featured boards. Designed with no underside glue grooves, the boards have greater surface area contact between the timber and subfloor, resulting in better adhesion. To ensure stability and dimensional accuracy the 10mm boards arestraight-line profiled, making them easiertoinstall. Boral 10mm overlay makes better use of solidtimber resources, resulting in an alternative flooring option when the additional thickness is not required. Boral has achieved Australian Forestry Standard (AFS) chain of custody certification (AS 4707-2006) for its timber products. This means that timber used to produce Boral Timbers hardwood flooring, decking and structural products has been sourced from certified, legal and sustainably managed resources. The Australian Forestry Standard Scheme also has mutual recognition by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Scheme (PEFC) the worlds largest forest management certifier.

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Community hub scales new heights

The use of Boral Designer Block in the development of the Batemans Bay Community Hub has helped shape the new purpose built Australian Government facility. The $18m project includes the construction of a high quality, three storey office building and basement car park, owned and currently occupied by developer, Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, that will house Centrelink, Medicare Australia, CRS Australia, the Child Support Agency and an Australian Hearing visiting service. According to Kell & Rigby ACT project manager, Jeremy Barker, this is the first 5 star National Australian Building Environmental Rating System (NABERS) rated building for anchor tenant, Centrelink. The project required special energy and water-saving systems and equipment to be incorporated throughout the building, saidBarker. Boral Designer Block was chosen as the external face on a high boundary wall and satisfied a number of design and building considerations including; U  tilising the latest pre-sealing technology to reduce water absorption and reduce the possibility of efflorescence, mould or mildew staining. U  sing colour and texture to create patternsas an aesthetic scaling device on the high wall; building design constraints prevented the inclusion of windows.  Providing a high fire-rating. C  ontributing to the total (high) R-value of the wall system and thermal efficiency of the building envelope for the 5 star NABERS rating. E  nabling the project manager to use trades and technologies that were locally available to support the local community and minimise overheads. Meg Thornton, Associate Director, Robertson + Marks Architects Pty Ltd said We needed a solution that looked good, contributed to the total R-value of the wall system, was economical and robust, and had minimal width to maximise the Net Lettable Area (NLA) for the building owners. Thornton expects the Batemans Bay project to be a showcase of environmental design principles in commercial building. The brief from the tenant set very high standards of building quality and performance. Every successful project is a collaboration of design team, contractors and client working well together. The outcome in this case sees the building and the blockwork sing. For further information on Boral Designer Block and the Batemans Bay CommunityHub visit;


Borals new slimline brick

New design options for architectural projects are now possible with the expansion of Borals brick range in the popular slimline format.
Introduced to Victoria in late 2011, the new bricks expand three of Borals most popular ranges the contemporary Nuvo Fusion and the elegant Elan Gallery and Elan Signature. Used for feature walls, facades and pillars, 50mm high bricks are meeting a trend for internal features such as formal areas, fireplaces and entries. The flatter, elongated bricks are also used for banding and corbelling, as well as unique window treatments, giving a strong design edge to residential and commercial buildings. The use of matching or contrasting mortar offers an extra design element. Design Consultant Judy Dymond said: At the present time, there is a strong direction in architecture for rectangular proportions which the 50mm high brick reinforces. By providing companion products across three brick ranges, there is an opportunity to deliver easy solutions. Architects can use different formats to create visual interest and enhance architectural styles, especially the trend for composite design. For example the contemporary look Nuvo Fusion, featuring an applied even slurry colour and a light textured face, will now have two Slimline products the popular Victorian Blueand the new Domino in black. Boral Slimline bricks are only available in Victoria. For more information on this and other Boralslimline bricks ranges please visit:


Modern build supports

This four bedroom structure stands on a 480 square metre site and the choice of building products has been a major influence on the propertys street appeal and living benefits. The Yanchep home features Boral Georgian Windsor slimline bricks on the exterior face to the left side of the building. Dowell feature glazing is on show within a deep set, raked window to the right of the house, revealing a double height stairwell. Boral product solutions extended to the stacker door at the rear of the building, with Dowell Alfresco Doors used to offer sweeping outdoor views and superb natural light. The doors open to create a seamless flow between the inside andoutsideenvironments. The choice of Boral Silkwood engineered hardwood flooring in Blackbutt species, utilising the popular 175mm wide board, performed both an aesthetic and practical interior function. As a pre-finished product Boral Silkwood doesnot need to be sanded or finished on site, allowing it to be walked on within hours ofinstallation. Supporting the project from the ground up,Boral also supplied concrete for the slab and footings, screen walls and a cavity fill. Completing the Boral donation, the build incorporates Boral Stylestone pavers in the

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outdoor living zone and Boral Plasterboard ceilings and Linear cornices throughout theinterior. Boral has been a major contributor to the Telethon Home and a long-time collaborator with Residential Building WA, added Ilias. The 2011 project represents the sixth home that In-Vogue and Boral have been involved in to aid Perths Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, which treats thousands of children and adolescents from around Western Australiaeach year. For more information on Boral and the 2011Telethon Home please visit;

An elevated position in the coastal suburb of Yanchep, north of Perth, was the perfect location for the 2011 Capricorn Telethon Home by In-Vogue.
Built using a comprehensive suite of donated Boral products, including bricks, pavers, timber flooring, plasterboard, concrete, windows and doors, the modern residence raised $565,000 at a televised auction for the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. The home has a striking elevation which combines a raking roofline and a mixture of materials to maximise the commanding views of Capricorn Yanchep Estate and beyond to the ocean, said Jim Ilias, General Manager, Residential Building WA (incorporating In-Vogue 2-Storey Designs).


Considering tile but weighing up the cost?

Roof Tiles VS the world

Ian Betts, McKenzie Roofing NSW has worked in the Roofing industry for 35years mainly on home extensions and reroofs for owner/builders. Thanks to Ian for his candid answers to some roofing questions we pitched at him
Question What do you believe are the benefits of Roof Tiles over Metal roofing? Answer  Availability & wide range of colours/styles C  olours that stand up to the Australian sun (my job always looks good!)  Frost and salt spray safe  Rust and corrosion resistant L  ast a long time. In my experience tiles also retain their shine (baked on ceramic glaze). In my opinion, glazed, semi-glazed or matt, tile is the best roof you can put on your house by far great long term investment for your home. Question Do you assist with colour selection? Answer No, I learnt long ago not to get involved. Choosing the colour of your roof is a very individual choice! Question Why might a homeowner choose RoofTiles regardless of cost? Answer C  hoice of colour/profile perfect for period homes restoration /renovations M  ajority of our work is around Sydney where Terracotta tile is commonly used. Matches roof style of the street, suburb, town especially in areas where home design is premium. For more information on Boral Terracotta andConcrete Roof Tiles visit:

As one of Victorias biggest suppliers of Terracotta Roofing with 34 years experience in the Roof Tiling business, Perry Stubberfield from Metropolitan Roofing claims colour retention is one of the single biggest factors influencing the decision of homeowners when restoring (and eventually replacing) the roof on theirhome. Although metal roofing is still popular with new homes built in large numbers in the outer suburbs; in keeping with the heritage of Melbournes older, more established inner east, Terracotta Tiles is big business. Perry says Were often called in to quote a renovation and usually end up quoting to reroof the entire house. Once you add anew section of roof, the old roof can look tired, regardless of the material. Even if its not done during the renovation, well get a call within 1 or 2 years to reroof the housein Terracotta tile. According to Perry Terracotta is the Mercedes Benz of roofing materials in my opinion you will never beat the quality of a Terracotta tile in my experience theyre lighter for the tiler, colour fast and salt safe. I cant say enough good things about them. To read more of Perrys interview and for information on Boral Roof Tiles visit:

E  nergy saving keeps heat in the roof areato warm the home in winter, sheds solar heat to keep the roof area/home cooler in summer1 P  rovides a tough sound barrier keeps unwanted noise out2 R  esponds well to routine cleaning, maintenance (high pressure clean) E  asy access to roof space remove a tile for skylight, roof vent, aerial installation etc

R  esearch at the University of Newcastle has shown that for the same visual colour, roof tiles require less cooling energy than the most commonly used metal alternative. - University of Newcastle. Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, 2010. B  oral Terracotta roof tiles density helps reduce external sounds such as traffic, aircrafts and trains. Roof tiles have a sound reduction potential of 30 decibels as opposed to only 12 decibels for the most commonly used alternative. Cement and Concrete Association of Australia Technical Report. TR/F81. Sept.1984, Roof Tile Association of Australia.

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Building Approvals
Number of Residential Dwelling Units by Type of Building.

The % Change columns refer to the percentage change of the December quarter 2011 compared to September quarter 2011.
NSW Regions Sydney Hunter Illawarra Richmond -Tweed Mid - North Coast Northern North Western Central West South Eastern Murrumbidgee Murray Far West NSW VIC Regions Melbourne Barwon Western District Central Highlands Wimmera Mallee Loddon Goulburn Ovens - Murray East Gippsland Gippsland VIC QLD Regions Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast West Moreton Wide Bay-Burnett Darling Downs South West Fitzroy Central West Mackay Northern Far North North West QLD Total houses 2240 609 283 99 229 126 60 156 189 104 78 11 4184 Total houses 4833 559 141 296 23 106 370 346 148 137 314 7273 Total houses 1510 286 278 163 314 290 17 426 7 374 292 206 10 4173 % Change -7.5 -10.3 22.0 -27.2 -1.7 -5.3 -33.3 -26.1 -19.6 -1.9 -21.2 120.0 -8.7 % Change -17.4 -10.4 -15.6 -30.0 -34.3 -27.4 -11.3 -19.9 -2.0 -30.1 -24.5 -17.9 % Change -2.3 -16.9 -10.9 8.7 -7.4 18.9 0.0 12.1 -41.7 42.2 -3.3 15.7 -16.7 1.8 Total Other Res 3259 176 189 12 54 31 0 5 82 27 27 0 3862 Total Other Res 3314 44 5 57 0 6 42 53 16 2 11 3550 Total Other Res 1301 174 66 4 26 90 11 107 4 108 11 15 0 1917 % Change -18.2 -5.4 145.5 -86.8 38.5 121.4 -100 n/a 134.3 107.7 575 n/a -13.5 % Change -28.2 -37.1 -28.6 46.2 -100 0.0 55.6 165 -27.3 -77.8 -35.3 -26.6 % Change -41.3 -37 -60.2 0 116.7 157.1 n/a -10.8 100 24.1 -98.3 -44.4 n/a -46.5 Total Res 5576 799 477 112 285 157 60 161 271 131 106 11 8146 Total Res 8412 604 146 353 23 112 412 399 164 139 327 11091 Total Res 2817 460 345 167 340 380 28 533 11 482 303 221 10 6097 % Change -13.7 -8.6 53.9 -51.3 3.3 6.8 -48.3 -23.7 0.4 10.1 2.9 83.3 -10.7 % Change -20.2 -13.1 -16.1 -23.8 -37.8 -26.3 -7.2 -12.1 -52 -32.2 -24.5 -19.5 % Change -25.2 25.9 28.1 8.4 -3.1 36.2 64.7 6.6 -21.4 37.7 -67.6 7.8 -16.7 -20.7 SA Regions Adelaide Outer Adelaide Yorke and Lower North Murray Lands South East Eyre Northern SA WA Regions Perth South West Lower Great Southern Upper Great Southern Midlands South Eastern Central Pilbara Kimberley WA Tasmania Regions Greater Hobart Southern Northern Mersey-Lyell Tasmania NT Regions Darwin Northern Territory - Balance NT Canberra Regions Canberra Australian Capital Territory - Balance ACT Total Total houses 1158 241 133 47 51 41 46 1717 Total houses 2745 559 72 15 50 23 65 175 101 3805 Total houses 151 76 112 62 401 Total houses 126 18 144 Total houses 390 2 392 22089 % Change -5.3 -18.9 34.3 -33.8 -8.9 -25.5 -37.0 -8.4 % Change -11.6 0.5 2.9 -11.8 -32.4 -20.7 -49.6 -21.2 62.9 -10.8 % Change -17.0 0.0 -20.0 -47.5 -22.3 % Change 10.5 -57.1 -7.7 % Change -26.7 -60.0 -27.0 -11.2 Total Other Res 362 8 0 2 0 0 2 374 Total Other Res 724 6 21 0 10 2 9 57 4 833 Total Other Res 26 0 38 17 81 Total Other Res 69 4 73 Total Other Res 452 0 452 11142 % Change -19.9 33.3 -100 -75 -100 n/a n/a -21.1 % Change 9 -80 n/a n/a 25 -81.8 -70 -10.9 93.3 -3.9 % Change -46.9 -100 15.2 41.7 -15.6 % Change -71.6 -90.7 -74.5 % Change -45.9 n/a -45.9 -27.9 Total Res 1520 251 133 50 51 41 48 2094 Total Res 3471 566 93 15 60 25 74 232 105 4641 Total Res 177 76 150 80 483 Total Res 197 22 219 Total Res 842 2 844 33615 % Change -9.3 -17.2 26.7 -36.7 -12.1 -25.5 -36.0 -10.9 % Change -8.1 -3.6 32.9 -11.8 -27.7 -37.5 -53.8 -18.9 -13.9 -9.8 % Change -24.7 -2.6 -13.3 -38.5 -21.6 % Change -44.8 -74.1 -50.5 % Change -38.8 -60.0 -38.8 -17.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

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