8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2015
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/11/2015
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES
BUILDING WORK DONE
ENGINEERING WORK DONE
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 85% 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 13 January 2016 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 20 January 2016.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
A new base year, 2013-14, has been introduced in the chain volume estimates resulting in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2013-14, preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates. For further information, see the explanatory notes.
Trend estimates for quarterly work done on Engineering and Total Construction in the Northern Territory have been reinstated for the period September 2014 to June 2015 in this release. The ABS has reviewed the estimates for this period and a trend break has been inserted in the September 2014 quarter.
Trend estimates should be used with caution due to the volatility caused by large engineering projects. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 24 to 26 of the explanatory notes.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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