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

Sep qtr 15
Jun qtr 15 to Sep qtr 15
Sep qtr 14 to Sep qtr 15
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
24 282.5
0.5
5.8
Residential
15 585.7
1.3
10.6
Non-residential
8 700.6
-0.9
-1.8
Engineering
25 400.7
-1.7
-9.7
Total construction
49 648.3
-0.7
-2.8

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
24 156.3
0.6
6.4
Residential
15 523.3
2.0
12.4
Non-residential
8 633.1
-1.9
-3.0
Engineering
24 884.4
-7.3
-11.7
Total construction
49 040.7
-3.6
-3.7

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2013-14.

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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done fell 0.7% in the September quarter 2015.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 3.6% to $49,040.7m in the September quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done rose 0.5% in the September quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done fell 0.9%, while residential building work rose 1.3%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done rose 0.6% to $24,156.3m in the September quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done fell 1.7% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done fell 7.3% to $24,884.4m in the September quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2015 24 February 2016
March 2016 25 May 2016
June 2016 24 August 2016
September 2016 23 November 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 13 January 2016 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 20 January 2016.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2013-14, has been introduced in the chain volume estimates resulting in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2013-14, preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates. For further information, see the explanatory notes.


DATA NOTES

Trend estimates for quarterly work done on Engineering and Total Construction in the Northern Territory have been reinstated for the period September 2014 to June 2015 in this release. The ABS has reviewed the estimates for this period and a trend break has been inserted in the September 2014 quarter.

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.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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