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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2006  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 06
Mar qtr 06 to Jun qtr 06
Jun qtr 05 to Jun qtr 06
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
14 692.7
0.6
-1.0
Residential
8 957.5
-1.0
-6.7
Non-residential
5 714.7
2.8
8.9
Engineering
10 590.9
2.2
18.1
Total construction
25 330.0
1.5
6.3

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
14 973.8
3.9
-0.7
Residential
9 140.2
2.7
-6.4
Non-residential
5 833.5
5.8
9.7
Engineering
10 609.0
3.1
20.0
Total construction
25 582.7
3.6
6.9

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2004-05.

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

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



JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for building work done rose 0.6% in the June quarter 2006. Residential building fell 1.0% while non-residential rose 2.8%.
  • Engineering work done rose 2.2% in the latest quarter.
  • Total construction work done rose 1.5% in the latest quarter.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work done rose 3.9% in the June quarter 2006, to $14,973.8m. Residential building rose 2.7%, to $9,140.2m. Non-residential building rose 5.8%, to $5,833.5m.
  • Engineering work done rose 3.1%, to $10,609.0m, in the June quarter 2006, the highest level on record. Work done for the private sector rose 5.5%, to $6,359.2m. Work done for the public sector fell 0.3%, to $4,249.8m.
  • Total construction work done rose 3.6%, to $25,582.7m, in the latest quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2006 29 November 2006
December 2006 28 February 2007



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 80% of the value of both building and engineering work done during the quarter. More comprehensive and updated results will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 13 October 2006 and in Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0) on 12 October 2006.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2004-05, has been introduced into the chain volume estimates which has resulted in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2004-05, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.



DATA NOTES

As foreshadowed in the March 2006 issue of Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 8755.0), this issue includes revised data for many Building Construction series going back as far as the September Quarter 2000. Engineering Construction series are unaffected.


The revisions are relatively small at the Australian level, however are more significant for some lower level series.



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Pamment on Adelaide (08) 8237 7499.



CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES


TREND PERCENTAGE CHANGE


TOTAL CONSTRUCTION

Graph: Construction work done, chain volume measures, trend percentage change, total construction



The total value of construction work done has risen for the last seven quarters.



ENGINEERING

Graph: Construction work done, chain volume measures, trend percentage change, Engineering



Engineering construction work done has increased for twenty one successive quarters.



BUILDING

Graph: Construction work done, chain volume measures, trend percentage change, total building



Total building work done is now showing a small rise after three quarters of decline.



RESIDENTIAL

Graph: Construction work done, chain volume measures, trend percentage change, Residential building



Residential building work done is now showing falls for the last eight quarters.



NON-RESIDENTIAL

Graph: Construction work done, chain volume measures, trend percentage change, Non-residential building



Non-residential work done has risen in the last seven quarters.



CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE STATES AND TERRITORIES


CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES - TREND ESTIMATES


NEW SOUTH WALES
VICTORIA

Graph: Construction work done, Chain volume measures, trend estimates, New South Wales and Victoria



Construction work done in both New South Wales and Victoria has fallen for the last three quarters.



QUEENSLAND
WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Construction work done, Chain volume measures, trend estimates, Queensland and Western Australia



Construction work done has grown in Queensland for the last twelve quarters. Construction work done in Western Australia has grown for the last ten quarters.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA
TASMANIA

Graph: Construction work done, Chain volume measures, trend estimates, South Australia and Tasmania



Construction work done in South Australia has risen marginally in the latest quarter, after four quarters of decline. In Tasmania, construction work done has grown for the last thirteen quarters.



NORTHERN TERRITORY
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Graph: Construction work done, Chain volume measures, trend estimates, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory



Construction work done in the Northern Territory is now showing four quarters of decline. The Australian Capital Territory is now showing growth for the past six quarters.

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