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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/11/2006   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 06
Jun qtr 06 to Sep qtr 06
Sep qtr 05 to Sep qtr 06
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
15 114.8
1.9
2.0
Residential
9 243.5
1.3
-2.4
Non-residential
5 860.5
2.6
9.6
Engineering
10 626.1
-0.6
11.1
Total construction
25 744.7
0.9
5.6

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
15 067.7
-
0.3
Residential
9 250.2
-
-3.4
Non-residential
5 817.5
0.2
7.0
Engineering
10 354.6
-5.1
8.6
Total construction
25 422.3
-2.1
3.6

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2004-05.

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



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for building work done rose 1.9% in the September quarter 2006. Residential building rose 1.3% and non-residential rose 2.6%.
  • Engineering work done fell 0.6% in the latest quarter.
  • Total construction work done rose 0.9% in the latest quarter.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work done remained steady in the September quarter 2006, at $15,067.7m. Residential building was flat at $9,250.2m. Non-residential building rose 0.2%, to $5,817.5m.
  • Engineering work done fell 5.1%, to $10,354.6m, in the September quarter 2006. Work done for the private sector fell 5.5%, to $6,215.0m. Work done for the public sector fell 4.5%, to $4,139.6m.
  • Total construction work done fell 2.1%, to $25,422.3m, in the latest quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2006 28 February 2007
March 2007 30 May 2007
June 2007 29 August 2007
September 2007 28 November 2007



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 22 January 2007 and in Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0) on 19 January 2007.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



DATA NOTES

As part of an ongoing program to improve the coverage of the Engineering Construction Survey a number of businesses undertaking significant engineering construction work were identified and included in the survey for the first time from September quarter 2006. Where possible data for earlier quarters has been obtained for these businesses. This has resulted in revisions to the estimates of engineering construction work for the period June quarter 2005 to the June quarter 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 has risen for the last thirteen quarters.



ENGINEERING

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



Engineering construction work done is now showing a small fall after rising for twenty one successive quarters.



BUILDING

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



Total building work done has risen for two quarters after three quarters of decline.



RESIDENTIAL

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



Residential building work done is now showing small rises for the last two quarters after seven quarters of decline.



NON-RESIDENTIAL

Graph: Construction work done, chain volume measures, trend percentage change, Non-residential building



Non-residential work done has risen in the last eight 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 four quarters. Construction work done in Victoria rose this quarter after three quarters of decline.



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 thirteen quarters. Construction work done in Western Australia has grown for the last eleven quarters.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA
TASMANIA

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



Construction work done in South Australia has risen for the last two quarters. In Tasmania, construction work done is now showing falls for the last two 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 fallen for the last five quarters. The Australian Capital Territory has risen for the past seven quarters.

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