Australian Bureau of Statistics
8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Mar 2004
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/05/2004
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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 20 July 2004 and in Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0) on 19 July 2004.
The total value of construction work done has increased each quarter for the last three years, with the exception of the June quarter 2003.
Engineering construction work done has increased for twelve successive quarters. While growth slowed markedly during the June quarter 2003, it has increased over the last three quarters.
Total building work done has increased for the last three quarters, following a small decline in the June quarter 2003.
Residential building work has increased for the last three quarters, following small declines in the first half of 2003.
Non-residential building work has increased for the last three quarters, following a small decline in the June quarter 2003.
Since early 2001, construction work done has risen strongly in New South Wales and Victoria. Growth in the engineering sector has been stronger than in building in both states for the last six quarters.
Construction work done has risen strongly in Queensland since early 2001, with growth in the last four quarters dominated by building work. In Western Australia, while both sectors were strong in 2002-03, total construction work has been flat for the last four quarters.
Following strong growth since early 2001, construction work done has fallen in South Australia over the last two quarters, due to declines in the engineering sector. In Tasmania, growth has been strong for the last four quarters in both sectors.
Construction work done in the Northern Territory has risen in the last two quarters with growth in both sectors. In the Australian Capital Territory, the fall over the last four quarters has been due to declines in both sectors.
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