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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Dec 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/02/2012   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 11
Sep qtr 11 to Dec qtr 11
Dec qtr 10 to Dec qtr 11
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
19 038.1
-1.5
-8.0
Residential
11 144.5
-2.1
-6.6
Non-residential
7 897.1
-0.6
-9.8
Engineering
27 199.7
5.2
33.6
Total construction
46 343.4
2.6
12.9

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
18 843.8
-4.0
-8.6
Residential
11 160.2
-1.8
-6.0
Non-residential
7 683.6
-7.0
-12.2
Engineering
26 275.2
-5.0
27.1
Total construction
45 119.1
-4.6
9.2

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2009-10.

Value of construction work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of constrution work done Volume terms  Trend estimates

Value of building work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of building work done Volume terms  Trend estimates




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 2.6% in the December quarter 2011.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 4.6%, to $45,119.1m in the December quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done fell 1.5% in the December quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done fell 0.6% in the December quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done fell 4.0%, to $18,843.8m, in the December quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done rose 5.2% in the December quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done fell 5.0%, to $26,275.2m, in the December quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2012 30 May 2012
June 2012 29 August 2012



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 5 April 2012 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 18 April 2012.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building activity may be affected by Government stimulus packages, including the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and Social Housing Initiatives as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. Re-construction work, following the Queensland and Victorian floods in early 2011 may also have an impact. 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.


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