Australian Bureau of Statistics
1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/02/2004
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As an industry, construction plays a significant role in the Australian economy. The construction industry provides for the homes in which people live and the places they use for work and recreation. Construction also provides for essential facilities and infrastructures, such as schools, hospitals, roads, water and electricity supply, and telecommunications.
Construction activity is undertaken by both the private and public sectors within Australia. The private sector is generally engaged in all three categories of construction and plays a major role in residential and non-residential building activity. The public sector, on the other hand, plays a key role in initiating and undertaking engineering construction activity and in non-residential building activity, particularly building activity relating to health and education.
Construction includes an article The design and contribution of Indigenous housing: the challenge ahead.
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