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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2010  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 10
Mar qtr 10 to Jun qtr 10
Jun qtr 09 to Jun qtr 10
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
21 330.1
5.5
16.5
Residential
11 483.2
4.1
10.2
Non-residential
9 801.8
6.7
24.2
Engineering
20 021.9
0.3
0.5
Total construction
41 348.8
2.9
8.2

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
21 419.3
5.3
17.9
Residential
11 730.7
7.7
13.8
Non-residential
9 688.6
2.6
23.1
Engineering
20 236.2
1.5
-0.2
Total construction
41 655.4
3.5
8.3

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2007-08.

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 2.9% in the June quarter 2010.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done rose 3.5%, to $41,655.4m, in the June quarter 2010.


BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for total building work done rose 5.5% in the June quarter 2010. The trend estimate for non-residential building work done rose 6.7% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work done rose 5.3%, to $21,419.3m, in the June quarter.


ENGINEERING
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done rose 0.3% following falls in the previous two quarters.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done rose 1.5%, to $20,236.2m, in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2010 24 November 2010
December 2010 23 February 2011



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 Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat.no.8762.0) on 6 October 2010 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 13 October 2010.


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, including the "Building the Education Revolution" (BER) program and Social Housing Initiatives as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. Though the impact of the BER program was excluded from the trend estimates in the June 2009 through to the March 2010 releases of this data, this will no longer be the case from the June quarter 2010. Affected trend estimates have been revised to include building activity resulting from the BER program. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 24 to 26 of the explanatory notes.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Rebecca Eales on Adelaide (08) 8237 7647.


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