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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2007  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 07
Mar qtr 07 to Jun qtr 07
Jun qtr 06 to Jun qtr 07
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
15 447.1
-0.2
3.9
Residential
9 446.7
0.4
3.7
Non-residential
6 001.3
-1.1
4.3
Engineering
11 912.6
3.3
10.7
Total construction
27 388.4
1.4
6.9

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
15 259.0
-2.2
1.2
Residential
9 371.0
-1.2
1.4
Non-residential
5 888.0
-3.7
1.0
Engineering
11 697.8
-1.5
5.5
Total construction
26 956.8
-1.9
3.0

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2004-05.

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

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



JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION

  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 1.4% in the latest quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 1.9%, to $26,956.8m, in the latest quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for building work done fell 0.2% in the June quarter 2007. Residential building rose 0.4% while non-residential building fell 1.1%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work done fell 2.2% in the June quarter 2007, to $15,259.0m. Residential building fell 1.2% to $9,371.0m. Non-residential building fell 3.7%, to $5,888.0m.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for Engineering work done rose 3.3% in the latest quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for Engineering work done fell 1.5%, to $11,697.8m, in the June quarter 2007.


WARNING
  • Please see "Changes in this Issue" on page 2 regarding the impact of the privatisation of Telstra Corporation on the presentation of trend data.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2007 28 November 2007
December 2007 27 February 2008



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 80% of the value of both building and engineering work done during the quarter. More comprehensive and updated results will be released in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 12 October 2007 and in Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0) on 11 October 2007.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

Telstra Corporation was effectively privatised on 20 November 2006. For the purpose of ABS statistics this change from public sector to private sector is effective from March quarter 2007. This change has impacted on the data series presented in this publication, particularly the March quarter 2007 movements in private and public sector engineering work done and construction work done estimates.


As a result of this change, the private and public sector trend estimates for engineering work done and construction work done have been suspended for the March and June quarters 2007. It is anticipated that the trend estimates for these series will be resumed from the September quarter 2007.


For more information please see ABS Information Paper: Treatment of Telstra in ABS Statistics (cat. no. 8102.0) released 26 February 2007.


A new chain volume reference year is updated annually. From 2007 onwards the updating of the reference year will be completed in the September quarter each year. In September 2007 the new reference year will be 2005-06 for chain volume estimates. This will result in revisions to growth rates in quarters following 2005-06 but will preserve additivity in those quarters. For earlier periods re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.



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 Paul Pamment on Adelaide (08) 8237 7647.


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