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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Dec 2014  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/02/2015   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 14
Sep qtr 14 to Dec qtr 14
Dec qtr 13 to Dec qtr 14
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
22 497.0
0.1
4.9
Residential
13 817.2
0.8
9.2
Non-residential
8 683.5
-0.9
-1.3
Engineering
27 615.5
-2.8
-13.2
Total construction
50 047.4
-1.6
-6.1

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
22 465.5
0.4
6.3
Residential
13 878.4
2.5
12.7
Non-residential
8 587.1
-2.9
-2.6
Engineering
27 882.1
-0.6
-12.3
Total construction
50 347.6
-0.2
-4.8

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2012-13.

Value of construction work done, Chain Volume Measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of constrcution work done, Chain colume measures - Trend

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




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done fell 1.6% in the December quarter 2014.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 0.2% to $50,347.6m in the December quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done rose 0.1% in the December quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done fell 0.9%, while residential building work rose 0.8%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done rose 0.4% to $22,465.5m in the December quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done fell 2.8% in the December quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done fell 0.6% to $27,882.1m in the December quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2015 27 May 2015
June 2015 26 August 2015
September 2015 25 November 2015
December 2015 24 February 2016



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 1 April 2015 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 15 April 2015.


DATA NOTES

Trend estimates for quarterly work done on Engineering and Total Construction in the Northern Territory have not been released for September and December 2014. The ABS produces trend estimates to best represent the underlying behaviour of the series but the very large movements evident in the original and seasonally adjusted data between June and September prevent the reliable estimation of this behaviour. The ABS will review these trend estimates over the next few quarters with a view to re-establishing the series. The reliability of original and seasonally adjusted estimates are not affected.

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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