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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Sep 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 20/01/2005   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 04
Jun qtr 04 to Sep qtr 04
Sep qtr 03 to Sep qtr 04
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES VOLUME TERMS(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
3,762.1
-2.6
1.0
For the public sector(b)
3,104.0
3.5
14.3
Total engineering construction
6,893.6
0.5
7.0

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED VOLUME TERMS(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
3,719.6
-3.1
3.1
For the public sector(b)
3,188.8
7.3
19.3
Total engineering construction
6,908.4
1.4
10.0

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2002-03.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.

Value of work done, Total engineering - Volume terms
Graph: Value of work done Total Engineering Volume terms

Value of work done, Volume terms - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of work done Volume terms Trend estimates



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

Trend estimates

  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 0.5% in the September 2004 quarter. This is the fourteenth consecutive quarterly rise.
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 2.6% in the September 2004 quarter, the second consecutive fall after a period of growth since the September quarter 2001. Work done for the public sector rose 3.5% in the September quarter.

Seasonally adjusted estimates
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done in the September 2004 quarter rose 1.4% to a record level of $6,908.4m.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 3.1%, to $3,719.6m, in the September 2004 quarter. The value of work done for the public sector rose 7.3%, to $3,188.8m.

Original estimates
  • Following the record high of $7,228.2m recorded in the June quarter 2004, the value of work done fell 5.8% in the September 2004 quarter, to $6,810.4m.
  • The value of work done for the private sector rose 0.7%, to $3,889.0m, in the September quarter 2004. Work done for the public sector fell 13.2%, to $2,921.4m, following a 26.2% rise in the June 2004 quarter.


NOTES


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

State and territory graphs showing trend estimates of chain volume measures are included on pages 3 and 4.



SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

Compared with the estimates in original terms published in the previous issue of this publication:

  • The March quarter 2004 estimates have been revised upwards by $1.5m for work commenced and $1.4m for work done.
  • The June quarter 2004 estimates have been revised upwards by $98.6m for work commenced, $90.7m for work done and revised downward $33.1m for work yet to be done. The revised estimates for work commenced and work done were predominately due to revisions in 'other minerals' and 'other heavy industry'.


DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.



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.



VALUE OF WORK DONE, STATES AND TERRITORIES


CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES - TREND ESTIMATES

NEW SOUTH WALES

Graph: New South Wales, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done has grown for ten consecutive quarters, with the rate of growth slowing in recent quarters.


VICTORIA

Graph: Victoria , value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done declined in the past two quarters after a period of growth since the September quarter 2001.


QUEENSLAND

Graph: Queensland, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



After being in decline in the June and September quarters 2003, the trend estimate has shown growth over the past four quarters.


SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: South Australia, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for work done increased marginally in the September 2004 quarter following four quarters of decline.


WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Western Australia, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done has shown an increase for the last three quarters following a period of decline in late 2003.


TASMANIA

Graph: Tasmania, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for work done has shown an upward movement since December 2001.


NORTHERN TERRITORY

Graph: Northern Territory, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done has moved into decline after a period of growth since the September quarter 2001.


AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Graph: ACT, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



After three months of decline, the trend estimate for work done has increased for the past two quarters.


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