8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Dec 2017  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 17
Sep qtr 17 to Dec qtr 17
Dec qtr 16 to Dec qtr 17
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
28 150.6
0.5
1.9
Residential
17 910.5
-0.7
-3.3
Non-residential
10 223.3
2.5
12.1
Engineering
22 048.6
1.8
8.3
Total construction
50 224.8
1.1
4.7

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
28 124.0
0.2
1.1
Residential
17 802.5
-1.9
-5.2
Non-residential
10 321.5
4.0
14.4
Engineering
22 196.7
-35.4
9.5
Total construction
50 320.7
-19.4
4.6

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2015-16.

Value of construction work done, Chain Volume Measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of constrcution work done, Chain colume measures - Trend

Value of building work done, Chain Volume Measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of building work done, Chain Volume Measures—Trend estimates




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 1.1% in the December quarter 2017.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 19.4% to $50,320.7m in the December quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done rose 0.5% in the December quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work rose 2.5% and residential building work fell 0.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done rose 0.2% to $28,124.0m in the December quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done rose 1.8% in the December quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done fell 35.4% to $22,196.7m in the December quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2018 23 May 2018
June 2018 22 August 2018
September 2018 28 November 2018
December 2018 27 February 2019



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 85% of the value of both building and engineering work done during the quarter. More comprehensive and updated results will be released in Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0) on 28 March 2018 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat.no. 8752.0) on 11 April 2018.


DATA NOTES

Trend estimates should be used with caution due to the volatility caused by large engineering projects. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 24 to 26 of the explanatory notes.

Mining projects tend to be complex in structure and comprise a number of different investment activities including exploration, engineering construction, plant and equipment and buildings. A feature article released in the March 2012 issue of Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0) provides a summary of the conceptual basis of the relevant ABS publications that measure investment in Australia, using a hypothetical mining project to illustrate how this investment is reflected in ABS data.


INQUIRIES

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