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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Mar 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/05/2013   
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar qtr 13
Dec qtr 12 to Mar qtr 13
Mar qtr 12 to Mar qtr 13
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
20 314.5
0.6
0.5
Residential
12 022.5
1.2
3.3
Non-residential
8 294.6
-0.1
-3.4
Engineering
31 242.0
-1.0
4.5
Total construction
51 548.8
-0.4
2.9

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
20 197.4
-1.1
-0.6
Residential
11 912.4
-1.0
2.1
Non-residential
8 285.0
-1.2
-4.3
Engineering
30 856.5
-2.5
0.7
Total construction
51 053.8
-2.0
0.2

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2010-11.

Value of construction work done, Chain Volume Measures - Tren estimates
Graph: Value of construction work done,

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




MARCH KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done fell 0.4% in the March quarter 2013.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 2.0%, to $51,053.8m in the March quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done rose 0.6% in the March quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done fell 0.1% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done fell 1.1%, to $20,197.4m, in the March quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done fell 1.0% in the March quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done fell 2.5%, to $30,856.5m, in the March quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2013 28 August 2013
September 2013 27 November 2013



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 3 July 2013 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 17 July 2013.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

This release includes significant revisions to estimates from the December quarter 2000 as a result of the major audit of data for the Building Approvals collection. See Building Approvals, Australia, January 2013 (cat. no. 8731.0) for more information.

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building activity may be affected by Government stimulus packages as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. 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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