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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2012  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2012   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 12
Mar qtr 12 to Jun qtr 12
Jun qtr 11 to Jun qtr 12
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
18 531.0
-2.0
-5.8
Residential
10 732.8
-2.0
-7.8
Non-residential
7 808.7
-1.9
-2.8
Engineering
30 272.8
3.8
26.1
Total construction
48 877.6
1.7
11.9

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
18 518.5
-1.9
-5.2
Residential
10 687.2
-2.4
-7.9
Non-residential
7 831.3
-1.2
-1.2
Engineering
30 315.1
0.9
31.4
Total construction
48 833.6
-0.2
14.6

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2009-10.

Value of construction work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of constrution work done Volume terms  Trend estimates

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




JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 1.7% in the June quarter 2012.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 0.2%, to $48,833.6m in the June quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done fell 2.0% in the June quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done fell 1.9% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done fell 1.9%, to $18,518.5m, in the June quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done rose 3.8% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done rose 0.9%, to $30,315.1m, in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2012 28 November 2012
December 2012 27 February 2013



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 3 October 2012 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 17 October 2012.

From the September 2012 release, the Value of building work in the pipeline and the Number of dwelling units approved not yet commenced series currently published in Table 15 and 16 of this publication and Time Series spreadsheets Table 11, 12 and 13 will no longer be included in Construction Work Done, Preliminary, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0). The data contained within these spreadsheets will be included in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) from the September quarter 2012 issue onwards. Table 10 of the Time Series spreadsheets will also be removed from Construction Work Done, Preliminary, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) from the September quarter 2012 issue as this data is available in Time Series spreadsheet Table 8 of this publication.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building activity may be affected by Government stimulus packages as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. 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.


INQUIRIES

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