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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/01/2007   
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ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION

The total value of engineering construction work done by the private sector and for the public sector between 1990-91 and 2004-05 is shown in graph 19.9. The value of public sector engineering construction work done (in volume terms) has shown a slight increase over the last year. Since 2001-02 the value of engineering construction work done by the private sector has increased substantially and by 2002-03 was of greater value than work done for the public sector.

19.9 ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, By sector(a)(b) 19.9 ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, By sector(a)(b)


Table 19.10 shows in more detail the contribution of public and private sectors to engineering construction work done (in current prices). The private sector share of the total engineering construction work done in both 2003-04 and 2004-05 was 58%.

Roads, highways and subdivisions accounted for 29% of the total value of engineering construction work done in 2004-05. The private sector increased its share of construction work done of roads, highways and subdivisions from 52% in 2003-04 to 54% in 2004-05. Total harbours engineering construction increased by 104% between 2003-04 and 2004-05, while total railways and bridges engineering construction both increased by 48%. The value of total pipelines engineering construction fell by 50% over the same period.


19.10 VALUE OF ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE(a)

2003-04
2004-05


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
3,942
3,694
7,636
5,077
4,383
9,460
Bridges
43
215
258
86
296
382
Railways
271
1,237
1,508
484
1,749
2,233
Harbours
285
168
453
759
166
925
Water storage and supply
293
619
912
353
874
1,227
Sewerage and drainage
479
844
1,323
294
830
1,124
Electricity generation, transmission and distribution
1,472
2,095
3,567
2,122
2,493
4,615
Pipelines
1,385
29
1,414
687
15
702
Recreation
1,027
376
1,403
1,292
365
1,657
Telecommunications
767
2,229
2,996
925
2,573
3,498
Oil, gas, coal and other minerals
5,374
11
5,385
6,399
23
6,422
Other heavy industry
268
25
293
519
3
522
Other
231
28
259
217
54
271
Total
15,837
11,570
27,407
19,214
13,823
33,037

(a) In current prices.
Source: Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (8762.0).


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