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Contents >> Chapter 19 - Construction >> Engineering construction

ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION

The total value of engineering construction work done across the different sectors between 1989-90 and 2003-04 is shown in graph 19.12. The value of public sector engineering construction work done (in chain volume terms) has shown a very slight increase over the past three years. Since 2001-02 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 19.12: TOTAL ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE(a), By sector


Table 19.13 shows in more detail the contribution of public and private sectors to engineering construction work done. The private sector increased its share of the total engineering construction work done from 54% in 2002-03 to 58% in 2003-04.


Roads, highways and subdivisions accounted for 28% of the total value of engineering construction work done in 2003-04. Traditionally a public sector activity, the private sector has increased its share of construction work done of roads, highways and subdivisions to 52% in 2003-04, up from 39% in 2002-03. Total oil, gas, coal and other minerals engineering construction, a mainly private sector activity, decreased slightly to $5,385m and accounted for 20% of the total value of engineering construction work done in 2003-04.

19.13 VALUE OF ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE

2002-03
2003-04


By the
private sector
By the
public sector
Total
By the
private sector
By the
public sector
Total
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m
$m

Roads, highways and subdivisions
2,457
3,867
6,324
3,942
3,694
7,636
Bridges
74
238
312
43
215
258
Railways
524
763
1,287
271
1,237
1,508
Harbours
138
161
299
285
168
453
Water storage and supply
163
470
633
293
619
912
Sewerage and drainage
280
694
974
479
844
1,323
Electricity generation, transmission and distribution
1,317
1,977
3,294
1,472
2,095
3,567
Pipelines
907
32
939
1,385
29
1,414
Recreation
1,007
374
1,381
1,027
376
1,403
Telecommunications
354
2,808
3,161
767
2,229
2,996
Oil, gas, coal and other minerals
5,610
25
5,635
5,374
11
5,385
Other heavy industry
225
6
230
268
25
293
Other
227
33
260
231
28
259
Total
13,283
11,446
24,729
15,837
11,570
27,407

Source: Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (8762.0).


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