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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Dec 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/02/2009   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 08
Sep qtr 08 to Dec qtr 08
Dec qtr 07 to Dec qtr 08
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
18 176.1
0.3
3.6
Residential
10 522.7
0.2
3.4
Non-residential
7 648.8
0.5
3.8
Engineering
17 149.9
4.7
21.0
Total construction
35 374.4
2.6
11.5

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
18 097.1
-
3.9
Residential
10 448.4
-1.0
2.9
Non-residential
7 648.7
1.3
5.3
Engineering
17 301.1
3.6
24.3
Total construction
35 398.3
1.7
13.0

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2006-07.

Value of construction work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of constrution work done Volume terms  Trend estimates

Value of building work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of building work done Volume terms  Trend estimates




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 2.6% in the December quarter 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done rose 1.7%, to $35,398.3m, in the December quarter, following a revised increase of 5.5% in the September quarter.


BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for building work done rose 0.3% in the December quarter. Residential building work done rose 0.2% while non-residential rose 0.5%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work done was flat at $18,097.1m, in the December quarter. Residential building fell 1.0% to $10,448.4m and non-residential building rose 1.3%, to $7,648.7m.


ENGINEERING
  • The trend estimate for Engineering work done rose 4.7% in the latest quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for Engineering work done rose 3.6%, to $17,301.1m, in the December quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2009 27 May 2009
June 2009 26 August 2009



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication provides an early indication of trends in building and engineering construction activity. The data are estimates based on a response rate of approximately 80% of the value of both building and engineering work done during the quarter. More comprehensive and updated results will be released in Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat.no.8762.0) on 6 April 2009 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 17 April 2009.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


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