Australian Bureau of Statistics

Rate the ABS website
ABS Home > Statistics > By Release Date
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/01/2002   
   Page tools: Print Print Page RSS Feed RSS Bookmark and Share Search this Product  
Contents >> Construction >> Engineering construction

This section contains estimates of engineering construction activity in Australia for both public and private sector organisations. These estimates, together with the preceding data on residential and non-residential building, complete the picture of construction activity in Australia.

The total value of engineering construction work for 2000 in original terms ($18,826m) was 5% lower than in 1999 (table 20.16). The decrease of $1,040m was substantially due to a fall (by $1,219m) in the work done by the private sector. The fall in the value of private sector work done was offset by a small rise of $180m (2%) in the value of work done by the public sector. The private sector accounted for 60% of the value of all work done in 2000, down from 63% in 1999.

Just over half (51%) of the value of all engineering work done in 2000 related to Roads, highways and sub-divisions and Telecommunications. In 1999 these projects had accounted for 48% of the value of all work done.


20.16 VALUE OF ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, By Public/Private Sector and
Nature of Project - 1999 and 2000

1999

2000

By the
private
sector

$m
By the
public
sector

$m
Total

$m
By the
private
sector

$m
By the
public
sector

$m
Total

$m

Roads, highways and sub-divisions
4,286
1,745
6,031
3,803
1,709
5,511
Bridges
355
104
459
285
86
371
Railways
432
501
933
238
416
654
Harbours
192
32
224
125
28
152
Water storage and supply
392
296
688
358
262
620
Sewerage and drainage
553
296
850
852
288
1,140
Electricity generation, transmission and distribution
1,424
817
2,241
1,648
1,289
2,938
Pipelines
424
79
503
335
33
367
Recreation
719
159
878
934
150
1,084
Telecommunications
239
3,219
3,458
793
3,215
4,008
Oil, gas and other hydrocarbon
615
55
670
469
-
469
Bauxite, alumina and aluminium
339
-
339
121
-
121
Coal and coal handling
308
-
308
240
-
240
Other minerals
1,611
-
1,611
680
-
680
Other heavy industry
548
1
549
296
15
310
Other
115
11
126
156
4
160
Total
12,552
7,314
19,866
11,333
7,494
18,826

Source: Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (8762.0).

Previous PageNext Page


Bookmark and Share. Opens in a new window

Commonwealth of Australia 2014

Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.