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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Sep 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/01/2012   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
18 545.2
13.1
51.4
For the public sector(b)
7 799.8
0.4
8.6
Total engineering construction
26 354.6
9.1
35.6

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
20 117.7
34.3
71.3
For the public sector(b)
7 578.7
-5.1
6.4
Total engineering construction
27 696.5
20.6
46.8

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2009-10.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.

Value of work done, Chain volume measures
Graph: Value of work done, Chain volume measures

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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL
  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 9.1% in the September 2011 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 20.6% in the September quarter to $27,696.5m.


PRIVATE SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 13.1% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 34.3% in the September quarter to $20,117.7m.


PUBLIC SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 0.4% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector fell 5.1% in the September quarter to $7,578.7m.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED, CURRENT PRICES
  • The value of work commenced in the September quarter was $36,453.3m, an increase of 72.3% from the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2011 5 April 2012
March 2012 4 July 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 23 November 2011.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2009-10, 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 2009-10, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

Compared with the current price estimates in original terms published in the previous issue of this publication:
  • The June quarter work done estimates have been revised downward by $56.6m. These revisions occurred predominantly in the Oil, gas, coal and other minerals and Roads, highways and subdivisions commodities.


DATA NOTE

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 22 to 24 of the explanatory notes.


INQUIRIES

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