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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, 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(a)

Value of work done
Building
13 914.2
1.6
3.5
Residential
9 044.3
1.1
-1.2
Non-residential
4 863.5
2.5
13.2
Engineering
8 455.1
2.4
16.5
Total construction
22 422.3
2.2
8.3

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
13 855.0
-0.6
3.5
Residential
9 013.0
-0.8
-2.6
Non-residential
4 841.9
-0.3
17.4
Engineering
8 476.5
3.4
18.4
Total construction
22 331.4
0.9
8.7

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2003-04.

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



SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate of building work done rose 1.6% in the September quarter 2005. A 1.1% rise in residential building was surpassed by a 2.5% increase in non-residential building.
  • Engineering work rose 2.4% in the September quarter 2005.
  • Total construction work done rose 2.2% in the latest quarter.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work fell 0.6% in the September quarter 2005, to $13,855.0m. Residential building fell 0.8%, to $9,013.0m while non-residential building fell 0.3%, to $4,841.9m.
  • Engineering work done rose 3.4%, to $8,476.5m, in the September quarter 2005, the highest level on record. Work done for the private sector rose 5.4%, to $5,111.4m, also a record. Work done for the public sector also rose, up 0.5%, to $3,365.1m.
  • Total construction work done rose 0.9%, to a record $22,331.4m, in the latest quarter.


NOTES

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 January 2006 and in Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0) on 23 January 2006.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



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CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES


TREND PERCENTAGE CHANGE


TOTAL CONSTRUCTION

Graph: Construction work done, chain volume measures, trend percentage change, total construction



Sustained growth in the engineering construction sector, coupled with rises in building work in recent quarters, has driven total construction work done to record levels.



ENGINEERING

Graph: Construction work done, chain volume measures, trend percentage change, Engineering



Engineering construction work done has increased for eighteen successive quarters.



BUILDING

Graph: Construction work done, chain volume measures, trend percentage change, total building



Total building work increased for the third successive quarter after two quarters of decline.



RESIDENTIAL

Graph: Construction work done, chain volume measures, trend percentage change, Residential building



Residential building work increased for the second successive quarter after three quarters of decline.



NON-RESIDENTIAL

Graph: Construction work done, chain volume measures, trend percentage change, Non-residential building



Non-residential work has risen in the last four quarters.



CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE STATES AND TERRITORIES


CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES - TREND ESTIMATES


NEW SOUTH WALES
VICTORIA

Graph: Construction work done, Chain volume measures, trend estimates, New South Wales and Victoria



Construction work done has grown for the last three quarters in New South Wales. In Victoria, construction work done has grown for the last four quarters.



QUEENSLAND
WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: Construction work done, Chain volume measures, trend estimates, Queensland and Western Australia



Construction work done has grown in Queensland for the last nine quarters. Construction work done in Western Australia has grown for the last seven quarters.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA
TASMANIA

Graph: Construction work done, Chain volume measures, trend estimates, South Australia and Tasmania



Construction work done in South Australia has grown since December 2000, nineteen consecutive quarters. In Tasmania, construction work done has grown for the last three quarters.



NORTHERN TERRITORY
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Graph: Construction work done, Chain volume measures, trend estimates, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory



Construction work done in the Northern Territory shows small growth this quarter, after three quarters of strong growth. The Australian Capital Territory shows growth for the past three quarters.

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