Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2007
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In 2005-06 the construction industry employed an average of 876,300 people (table 19.2), 6.9% higher than in 2004-05. The number of own account workers and employees both increased by 7.2% since 2004-05, while the number of employers rose by 2.9%.
In 2005-06 the majority of construction industry employment was in construction trade services (609,800 people or 70%), which includes those engaged in services such as earthmoving, concreting, bricklaying, roofing, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, glazing and landscaping. General construction includes the construction of houses, buildings and structures. In 2005-06 average annual employment in general construction increased by 7.7% to 266,400 people.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics compiles two price indexes relating to the construction industry - the Price Index of Output of the General Construction Industry and the Price Index of Materials Used in Home Building. Information on recent trends in these indexes is provided in Construction industries indexes in the Prices chapter.
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