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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2008  
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01/09/2008 Note: This amendment corrects an error in column labelling for the quarter to quarter movement of the Key Features table. No data has changed.


JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 08
Mar qtr 08 to Jun qtr 08
Jun qtr 07 to Jun qtr 08
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
16 749.5
-0.2
1.2
Residential
9 866.3
0.1
0.2
Non-residential
6 885.6
-0.6
2.7
Engineering
13 767.2
1.7
11.1
Total construction
30 538.6
0.7
5.5

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
16 797.1
0.2
4.1
Residential
9 875.9
0.2
1.7
Non-residential
6 921.3
0.3
7.6
Engineering
13 339.5
-6.0
8.2
Total construction
30 136.7
-2.6
5.9

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2005-06.

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 0.7% in the June quarter 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 2.6%, to $30,136.7m, in the June quarter, following a revised rise of 5.0% in the March quarter.


BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for building work done fell 0.2% in the June quarter. Residential building work done rose 0.1% while non-residential fell 0.6%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work done rose 0.2%, to $16,797.1m, in the June quarter. Residential building rose 0.2% to $9,875.9m and non-residential building rose 0.3%, to $6,921.3m.


ENGINEERING
  • The trend estimate for Engineering work done rose 1.7% in the latest quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for Engineering work done fell 6.0%, to $13,339.5m, in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2008 26 November 2008
December 2008 25 February 2009



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 30 September 2008 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 13 October 2008.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


INQUIRIES

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