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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/02/2004   
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The total value of engineering construction work done across the different sectors during the past 15 years is shown in graph 19.13. The value of public sector engineering construction work done has remained relatively constant from 1988 to 2002. Over the past five years the private sector has demonstrated increased volatility and by the end of 2002 was of greater value than public engineering construction.

Graph - 19.13 Total engineering construction work done, By sector


Table 19.14 illustrates in more detail the contribution of public and private sectors to engineering construction work done. In 2001 the value of work done for the private sector contributed 38% to total engineering construction work done. This share increased to 51% in 2002.

In 2002, 24% of the total value of work engineering construction done was attributable to roads, highways and subdivisions followed by oil, gas, coal and other minerals (21%) and telecommunications (14%). The value of work done in oil, gas, coal and other minerals increased by 147% to $4,657m between 2001 and 2002.

19.14 VALUE OF ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

2001
2002


For the private sector
For the public sector
Total
For the private
sector
For the public sector
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Roads, highways and subdivisions
1,386
3,935
5,322
1,958
3,715
5,673
Bridges
10
317
327
68
268
335
Railways
109
527
635
445
706
1,150
Harbours
117
175
292
96
221
317
Water storage and supply
172
472
644
150
417
567
Sewerage and drainage
149
619
768
226
617
842
Electricity generation, transmission and distribution
1,418
1,696
3,114
1,211
1,904
3,115
Pipelines
195
47
242
875
39
914
Recreation
745
321
1,066
999
361
1,360
Telecommunications
403
3,225
3,629
329
2,944
3,272
Oil, gas, coal and other minerals
1,821
61
1,882
4,657
18
4,675
Other heavy industry
334
16
350
300
-
301
Other
148
53
201
219
24
243
Total
7,006
11,464
18,471
11,533
11,232
22,765

Source: Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (8762.0).


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