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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Dec 2006  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/02/2007   
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 06
Sep qtr 06 to Dec qtr 06
Dec qtr 05 to Dec qtr 06
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
15 391.6
1.5
5.0
Residential
9 403.0
1.3
2.0
Non-residential
5 979.9
1.6
9.9
Engineering
11 036.2
1.2
8.1
Total construction
26 436.8
1.4
6.3

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
15 312.0
0.9
5.8
Residential
9 360.9
0.7
2.2
Non-residential
5 951.1
1.1
11.9
Engineering
11 349.4
9.2
10.7
Total construction
26 661.4
4.3
7.8

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2004-05.

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


 DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

TREND ESTIMATES

  • The trend estimate for building work done rose 1.5% in the December quarter 2006. Residential building rose 1.3% and non-residential rose 1.6%.
  • Engineering work done rose 1.2% in the latest quarter.
  • Total construction work done rose 1.4% in the latest quarter.

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work done rose 0.9% in the December quarter 2006, to $15,312.0m. Residential building rose 0.7% to $9,360.9m. Non-residential building rose 1.1%, to $5,951.1m.
  • Engineering work done rose 9.2%, to $11,349.4m, in the December quarter 2006. Work done for the private sector rose 11.2%, to $7,005.8m. Work done for the public sector rose 6.2%, to $4,343.6m.
  • Total construction work done rose 4.3%, to $26,661.4m, in the latest quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2007 30 May 2007
June 2007 29 August 2007



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 19 April 2007 and in Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0) on 18 April 2007.



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

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DATA NOTES

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