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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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Construction activity is carried out by both private and public sectors. Over the past ten years, public sector construction has remained relatively constant, maintaining an annual value of work done of around $18,000m (graph 19.3). Private sector construction on the other hand has been more volatile, experiencing a sharp decline in 2000-01 after the introduction of The New Tax System in July 2000. Between 2004-05 and 2005-06 public sector construction increased by 7% to $77,798m.


In the three broad areas of construction activity - residential building, non-residential building, and engineering construction - the pattern of construction activity by area of activity has changed significantly over time.

Graph 19.4 shows the acceleration in residential building activity to a high level prior to the introduction of The New Tax System in July 2000, followed by a substantial downturn in 2000-01. In 2005-06 engineering construction activity surpassed residential building in value.

19.4 VALUE OF WORK DONE(a), By type of activity(b) 19.4 VALUE OF WORK DONE(a), By type of activity(a)

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