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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/08/2005   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 05
Mar qtr 05 to Jun qtr 05
Jun qtr 04 to Jun qtr 05
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
13 731.0
1.9
0.6
Residential
8 930.8
0.2
-4.1
Non-residential
4 780.8
4.7
10.1
Engineering
8 049.2
3.2
13.8
Total construction
21 831.2
2.6
5.3

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
14 010.9
5.9
2.5
Residential
9 097.5
3.4
-1.8
Non-residential
4 913.4
10.8
11.5
Engineering
8 037.0
0.9
13.9
Total construction
22 048.0
4.0
6.4

(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



JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate of building work done rose 1.9% in the June quarter 2005. The main contribution to this rise was from non-residential building (+4.7%). Residential building rose (+0.2%).
  • Engineering work rose 3.2% in the June quarter 2005.
  • Total construction work done rose 2.6% in the latest quarter.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work rose 5.9% in the June quarter 2005, to a record level of $14,010.9m. Residential building rose 3.4%, to $9,097.5m. Non-residential building rose 10.8%, to $4,913.4m, the highest level since the March quarter 1990.
  • Engineering work done rose 0.9%, to $8,037.0m, in the June quarter 2005, the highest level on record. Work done for the private sector rose 3.1%, to $4,745.8m, also a record. This rise was partly offset by a fall in work done for the public sector of 2.1%, to $3,291.2m.
  • Total construction work done rose 4.0%, to a record $22,048.0m, in the latest quarter.


NOTES

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 14 October 2005 and in Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0) on 12 October 2005.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2003-04, 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 2003-04, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.


Time series spreadsheets have been released in Excel format for the first time with this issue. A concordance between the old Lotus 1,2,3 spreadsheets and the new Excel spreadsheets is available in 'Information Paper: Changes to Ausstats Tables for Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary' (cat. no. 8755.0.55.001).



INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Andrew Stidston on Adelaide (08) 8237 7668.



CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES


TREND PERCENTAGE CHANGE


TOTAL CONSTRUCTION

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



Sustained strong growth in the engineering construction sector, coupled with rises in building work in recent quarters, has driven total construction work done to record levels.



ENGINEERING

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



Engineering construction work done has increased for seventeen successive quarters.



BUILDING

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



Total building work is now showing rises in the past two quarters after two quarters of decline.



RESIDENTIAL

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



Residential building work is now relatively flat after three quarters of decline.



NON-RESIDENTIAL

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



Non-residential work has risen strongly in the last three 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 now shows rises for the last two quarters in New South Wales and Victoria.



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 past eight quarters. Construction work done in Western Australia has grown for the last six quarters.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA
TASMANIA

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



Construction work done in South Australia shows a general rise since December 2000. In Tasmania, construction work done now shows rises in 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 is now showing strong growth for the past three quarters. The Australian Capital Territory now shows rises for the past two quarters.

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