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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Sep 2005  
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 05
Jun qtr 05 to Sep qtr 05
Sep qtr 04 to Sep qtr 05
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES VOLUME TERMS(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
5 120.0
3.8
25.8
For the public sector(b)
3 475.7
1.7
9.4
Total engineering construction
8 599.4
3.0
18.7

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED VOLUME TERMS(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
5 145.7
5.1
32.6
For the public sector(b)
3 497.1
3.1
7.0
Total engineering construction
8 642.8
4.3
20.9

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2003-04.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.

Value of work done, Total engineering - Volume terms
Graph: Value of work done Total Engineering Volume terms

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



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

Trend estimates

  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 3.0% in the September 2005 quarter. The trend has now risen for eighteen consecutive quarters.
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 3.8% in the September 2005 quarter. Work done for the public sector rose 1.7% in the September quarter.

Seasonally adjusted estimates
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done in the September 2005 quarter rose 4.3% to $8,642.8m, the eighth consecutive quarterly rise in this series.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 5.1%, to $5,145.7m in the September 2005 quarter, the fourth consecutive rise. The value of work done for the public sector increased 3.1% to $3,497.1m.

Original estimates
  • The value of work done in the September 2005 quarter decreased 1.9% to $8,550.3m following a 15.0% increase in the June quarter.
  • The value of work done for the private sector was $5,280.3m, 9.9% higher than the $4,804.8m recorded for the June 2005 quarter. Work done for the public sector decreased 14.0% to $1,347.7m.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2005 20 April 2006
March 2006 18 July 2006



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

Compared with the current price original terms estimates published in the previous issue of this publication:

  • The December quarter 2004 estimates have been revised upwards by $61.9m for work commenced, $39.3m for work done and $0.5m for work yet to be done. This was mainly due to revisions in 'other heavy industry' in New South Wales.
  • The March quarter 2005 estimates have been revised upwards by $1,845.6m for work commenced, $120.8m for work done and $1,793.9m for work yet to be done. This was predominantly due to revisions in 'oil, gas, coal and other minerals' in Western Australia.
  • The June quarter 2005 estimates have been revised upwards by $239.6m for work commenced, $173.9m for work done and $2,019.7m for work yet to be done. The work yet to be done revison was predominantly in 'oil, gas, coal and other minerals' in Western Australia.


DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.



INQUIRIES

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VALUE OF WORK DONE STATES AND TERRITORIES


CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES - TREND ESTIMATES


NEW SOUTH WALES

Graph: NSW, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done has risen for the past fourteen quarters, with strong growth being recorded over the past four quarters.



VICTORIA

Graph: Vic, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done has risen for seventeen quarters, with strong growth over the past five quarters.



QUEENSLAND

Graph: Qld, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for work done has increased strongly for eight consecutive quarters.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: SA, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for work done has continued its moderate decline for the third consecutive quarter.



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: WA, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for work done has increased for six consecutive quarters, continuing a period of strong growth from March 2001 to June 2003.



TASMANIA

Graph: Graph Tas, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for work done has remained static for four consecutive quarters.



NORTHERN TERRITORY

Graph: NT, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



After three quarters of growth the trend value for work done has remained static this quarter.



AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Graph: ACT, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



Following four quarters of decline the trend estimate for work done has increased this quarter.

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