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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Mar 2006  
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

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

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
13 239.1
-2.1
-2.0
Residential
8 301.1
-3.6
-7.2
Non-residential
4 917.5
0.2
7.9
Engineering
9 772.1
3.7
21.7
Total construction
23 056.2
0.5
7.1

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
13 266.8
-0.7
1.1
Residential
8 313.0
-2.4
-4.5
Non-residential
4 953.8
2.2
12.2
Engineering
9 724.9
1.5
18.1
Total construction
22 991.7
0.2
7.7

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2003-04.

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



MARCH KEY POINTS


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for building work done fell 2.1% in the March quarter 2006. Residential building fell 3.6%, while non-residential rose 0.2%.
  • Engineering work done rose 3.7% in the March quarter 2006.
  • Total construction work done rose 0.5% in the latest quarter.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work done fell 0.7% in the March quarter 2006, to $13,266.8m. Residential building fell 2.4%, to $8,313.0m. Non-residential building rose 2.2%, to $4,953.8m.
  • Engineering work done rose 1.5%, to $9,724.9m, in the March quarter 2006, the highest level on record. Work done for the private sector fell 3.9%, to $5,649.1m. Work done for the public sector rose 10.0%, to $4,075.8m.
  • Total construction work done rose 0.2%, to $22,991.7m, in the latest quarter, also the highest level on record.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2006 30 August 2006
September 2006 29 November 2006



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 19 July 2006 and in Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0) on 18 July 2006.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Time series spreadsheets 11, 12 and 13 have been released in Excel format for the first time with this issue. The new Excel spreadsheets are available in Information Paper, Changes to Time Series Spreadsheets for Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 8755.0.55.002). The information paper is on the ABS web site at <www.abs.gov.au>. From the home page go to 'Access to all ABS products and statistics' search by 'catalogue number' and choose '87. Building and construction'.



DATA NOTES

As a survey of approved building jobs, outcomes from the Building Activity Survey are subject to the accuracy of Building Approvals information used in preparing the collection. Some errors have been identified in Building Approvals information for a number of regions in Australia over recent years. Adjustments were made to the affected Building Approvals series and revisions were incorporated into the March 2006 issue of Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0), released on 5 May 2006.


As a result of the changes in the Building Approvals series there will be corresponding revisions to other building series. These will be incorporated from the June 2006 quarter issue of Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 8755.0) released on 30 August 2006, Dwelling Unit Commencements, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 8750.0), released on 14 September 2006 and Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0), released on 13 October 2006.



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 rose for the sixth successive quarter, but the rate of growth has slowed over recent quarters.



ENGINEERING

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



Engineering construction work done has increased for twenty successive quarters.



BUILDING

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



Total building work done is showing falls for the past two quarters.



RESIDENTIAL

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



Residential building work done has fallen for the last three 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 six quarters, with the rate of growth slowing over recent 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 New South Wales has fallen for the last two quarters. In Victoria, construction work done is now showing falls for two 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 eleven quarters. Construction work done in Western Australia has grown for the last nine quarters.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA
TASMANIA

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



Construction work done in South Australia has fallen for four quarters. In Tasmania, construction work done is now showing rises for five 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 has risen marginally in the latest quarter, after two quarters of decline. The Australian Capital Territory shows growth for the past five quarters.

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