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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Dec 2006  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 06
Sep qtr 06 to
Dec qtr 06
Dec qtr 05 to
Dec qtr 06
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES VOLUME TERMS(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
6 772.6
2.0
8.9
For the public sector(b)
4 196.3
-0.8
5.1
Total engineering construction
10 967.0
0.9
7.4

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED VOLUME TERMS(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
6 975.6
10.8
9.9
For the public sector(b)
4 270.5
4.5
9.3
Total engineering construction
11 246.1
8.3
9.6

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2004-05.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.

Value of work done, Total engineering - Volume terms
Graph: Value of work done, Total engineering—Volume terms

Value of work done, Volume terms - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of work done Volume terms Trend estimates



DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

Trend estimates

  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose by 0.9% in the December 2006 quarter.
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 2.0% in the December 2006 quarter. Work done for the public sector fell 0.8%.

Seasonally adjusted estimates
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done in the December 2006 quarter rose 8.3% to $11,246.1m.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 10.8% in the December 2006 quarter. The value of work done for the public sector rose 4.5% to $4,270.5m.

Original estimates
  • The value of the work done in the December 2006 quarter rose 15.5% to $11,640.9m, following a 13.9% fall in the September 2006 quarter.
  • The value of work done for the private sector rose 16.9% to $7,436.6m in the December 2006 quarter, following a 5.1% fall in the previous quarter. Total work done for the public sector rose 13.3% to $4,204.3m.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2007 17 July 2007
June 2007 11 October 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

Compared with the current price original terms estimates published in the previous issue of this publication:

  • The September quarter estimates have been revised downwards by $64m for work commenced, upwards $149m for work done, and upwards $277m for work yet to be done.
  • June quarter 2006 estimates have been revised upwards by $615m for work commenced, $128m for work done and $486m for work yet to be done.

These revisions occurred predominantly in 'private for private' 'oil, gas, coal and other minerals' and 'Railways' in Western Australia.


The seasonally adjusted and trend series have been revised as a result of the annual review of concurrent seasonal factors. See paragraphs 18 to 23 of the Explanatory Notes.



DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data in this issue.



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