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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Dec 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/04/2006   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 05
Sep qtr 05 to Dec qtr 05
Dec qtr 04 to Dec qtr 05
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES VOLUME TERMS(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
5 646.1
6.6
30.7
For the public sector(b)
3 639.9
2.0
12.7
Total engineering construction
9 283.1
4.7
23.0

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED VOLUME TERMS(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
5 782.0
10.1
33.4
For the public sector(b)
3 691.8
3.8
19.1
Total engineering construction
9 473.8
7.6
27.4

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2003-04.
(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: 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 4.7% in the December 2005 quarter. The trend has now risen for nineteen consecutive quarters.
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 6.6% in the December 2005 quarter. Work done for the public sector rose 2.0%.

Seasonally adjusted estimates
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done in the December 2005 quarter rose 7.6%, to $9,473.8m, the ninth consecutive quarterly rise in this series.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 10.1%, to $5,782.0m in the December 2005 quarter, the fifth consecutive rise. The value of work done for the public sector rose 3.8%, to $3,691.8m.

Original estimates
  • The value of work done in the December 2005 quarter rose 14.0%, to $9,801.0m, following a 1.4% fall in the previous quarter.
  • The value of work done for the private sector rose 14.5%, to $6,103.2m, in the December 2005 quarter, following a 10.9% rise in the previous quarter. Total work done for the public sector rose 13.2%, to $3,697.8m.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2006 18 July 2006
June 2006 12 October 2006



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 2005 estimates have been revised upwards by $470m for work commenced, $56.6m for work done and $362.8m for work yet to be done. The revisions to work commenced and work yet to be done were predominantly in 'private for private', 'oil, gas, coal and other minerals' in Western Australia.


DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.



UPCOMING CHANGES

There has been a change to release date for the next issue of Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 8755.0).


The release date for the March quarter 2006 issue of Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 8755.0) is the 31st May 2006, not the 24th May 2006 as previously advertised.



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or James Inglis on Adelaide (08) 8237 7405.



VALUE OF WORK DONE STATES AND TERRITORIES


CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES - TREND ESTIMATES


NEW SOUTH WALES

Graph: NSW, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done rose 1.3% in the December 2005 quarter, the fifteenth consecutive quarterly increase.



VICTORIA

Graph: Vic, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done has risen for eighteen consecutive quarters, with strong growth over the last six quarters.



QUEENSLAND

Graph: Qld, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done rose 4.2% in the December 2005 quarter, continuing the period of strong growth since December 2003.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: SA, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done has continued its decline for the fourth consecutive quarter.



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: WA, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done rose 14.4% in the December 2005 quarter, following a 15.2% rise in the previous quarter.



TASMANIA

Graph: Tas, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done has risen for three consecutive quarters.



NORTHERN TERRITORY

Graph: NT, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done fell 5.9% in the December 2005 quarter, following a 3.9% fall in the previous quarter.



AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Graph: ACT, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



Following four quarters of decline, the trend estimate for work done has risen for the second consecutive quarter.

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