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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Dec 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/04/2012   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
19 585.4
7.9
50.5
For the public sector(b)
7 559.5
-1.7
2.9
Total engineering construction
27 139.4
5.1
33.3

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
18 653.4
-7.2
39.1
For the public sector(b)
7 526.7
-0.4
3.7
Total engineering construction
26 180.1
-5.3
26.6

(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




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL
  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 5.1% in the December 2011 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done fell 5.3% in the December quarter to $26,180.1m.


PRIVATE SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 7.9% in the December quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 7.2% in the December quarter to $18,653.4m.


PUBLIC SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector fell 1.7% in the December quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector fell 0.4% in the December quarter to $7,526.7m.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED, CURRENT PRICES
  • The value of work commenced in the December quarter was $20,385.6m, a decrease of 43.9% from the September quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2012 4 July 2012
June 2012 3 October 2012



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 29 February 2012.


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.


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