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The total value of engineering construction work done across the different sectors during the past 15 years is shown in graph 19.17. The value of public sector engineering construction work done has shown a slight decline over the past three years. Since 2000-01 the value of engineering construction work done by the private sector has increased substantially and by 2002-03 was of greater value than work done by the public sector.

Graph 19.17: TOTAL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION(a) WORK DONE, By sector


Table 19.18 shows in more detail the contribution of public and private sectors to engineering construction work done. In 2002-03 the private sector increased its share of the total engineering construction work done to 54%.

Roads, highways and subdivisions accounted for 26% of the total value of engineering construction work done in 2002-03. Traditionally a public sector activity, the private sector has increased its share of construction work done of roads, highways and subdivisions to 39% in 2002-03 up from 30% in 2001-02. Oil, gas, coal and other minerals, a mainly private sector activity increased 79% to $5,635m and now accounts for 23% of the total value of engineering construction work done in 2002-03.


19.18 VALUE OF ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

2001-02
2002-03


For the private sector
For the public sector
Total
For the private sector
For the public sector
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Roads, highways and subdivisions
1,545
3,635
5,180
2,457
3,867
6,324
Bridges
33
294
326
74
238
312
Railways
270
598
867
524
763
1,287
Harbours
103
217
320
138
161
299
Water storage and supply
141
452
593
163
470
633
Sewerage and drainage
156
574
730
280
694
974
Electricity generation, transmission and distribution
1,349
1,772
3,121
1,317
1,977
3,294
Pipelines
500
48
548
907
32
939
Recreation
780
362
1,141
1,007
374
1,381
Telecommunications
362
3,105
3,467
354
2,808
3,161
Oil, gas, coal and other minerals
3,106
34
3,140
5,610
25
5,635
Other heavy industry
365
1
366
225
6
230
Other
191
42
232
227
33
260
Total
8,899
11,132
20,031
13,283
11,446
24,729

Source: Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (8762.0).


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