8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2018  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 18
Mar qtr 18 to Jun qtr 18
Jun qtr 17 to Jun qtr 18
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
29 725.3
2.0
5.9
Residential
19 192.9
2.7
5.2
Non-residential
10 524.3
0.7
7.2
Engineering
23 925.4
1.8
13.0
Total construction
53 690.5
2.0
9.0

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
29 854.9
2.5
6.5
Residential
19 337.7
3.1
5.6
Non-residential
10 517.2
1.3
8.2
Engineering
23 733.1
0.4
-7.2
Total construction
53 588.1
1.6
-0.1

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2015-16.

Value of construction work done, Chain Volume Measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of constrcution work done, Chain colume measures - Trend

Value of building work done, Chain Volume Measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of building work done, Chain Volume Measures—Trend estimates



JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 2.0% in the June quarter 2018.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done rose 1.6% to $53,588.1m in the June quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done rose 2.0% in the June quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work rose 0.7% and residential building work rose 2.7%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done rose 2.5% to $29,854.9m in the June quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done rose 1.8% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done rose 0.4% to $23,733.1m in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2018 28 November 2018
December 2018 27 February 2019
March 2019 22 May 2019
June 2019 28 August 2019


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 85% 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 26 September 2018 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat.no. 8752.0) on 10 October 2018.

This is the final issue for which a readily printable (PDF) publication will be released. As of the September 2018 issue (scheduled for release on 28 November 2018), headline data items will be presented in HTML format. Data series released in the Time Series Spreadsheets will be maintained and produced to the same timetable currently in place for this release.


DATA NOTES

Trend estimates should be used with caution due to the volatility caused by large engineering projects. For more details on trend estimates, please see paragraphs 24 to 26 of the explanatory notes.

Mining projects tend to be complex in structure and comprise a number of different investment activities including exploration, engineering construction, plant and equipment and buildings. A feature article released in the March 2012 issue of Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0) provides a summary of the conceptual basis of the relevant ABS publications that measure investment in Australia, using a hypothetical mining project to illustrate how this investment is reflected in ABS data.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.