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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2011  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/11/2011   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
19 201.9
-1.5
-10.5
Residential
11 448.3
-1.6
-5.0
Non-residential
7 769.6
-1.2
-17.4
Engineering
26 399.6
8.9
35.9
Total construction
45 905.9
5.0
12.3

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
19 414.3
0.6
-9.1
Residential
11 427.9
-1.1
-3.5
Non-residential
7 986.4
3.1
-16.2
Engineering
28 053.0
22.6
48.9
Total construction
47 467.3
12.5
18.1

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2009-10.

Value of construction work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of constrution work done Volume terms  Trend estimates

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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 5.0% in the September quarter 2011.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done rose 12.5%, to $47,467.3m, in the September quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done fell 1.5% in the September quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done fell 1.2% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done rose 0.6%, to $19,414.3m, in the September quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done rose 8.9% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done rose 22.6%, to $28,053.0m, in the September quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2011 29 February 2012
March 2012 30 May 2012



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 Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat.no. 8762.0) on 19 January 2012 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 18 January 2012.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2009-10, has been introduced into the chain volume estimates which has resulted in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2009-10, thereby 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

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building activity may be affected by Government stimulus packages, including the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and Social Housing Initiatives as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. Re-construction work, following the Queensland and Victorian floods in early 2011 may also have an impact as well as recent volatility in activity caused by large engineering projects. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 24 to 26 of the explanatory notes.


DATA AVAILABILITY

The output release policy for Building Activity data has been updated effective from the 2011-12 financial year. A full list of data items available via the website or as an information consultancy is provided on the "Downloads" tab of the Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 8755.0) publication.


INQUIRIES

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


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