8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Mar 2015
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/05/2015
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MARCH KEY POINTS
VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES
BUILDING WORK DONE
ENGINEERING WORK DONE
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 1 July 2015 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 15 July 2015.
This release includes revisions to both the Building Activity and Engineering Construction Survey. Building Activity data was revised back to September 2001 and Engineering Construction data was revised back to September 2011.
Trend estimates for quarterly work done on Engineering and Total Construction in the Northern Territory have not been released for September 2014, December 2014 and March 2015. The ABS produces trend estimates to best represent the underlying behaviour of the series but the very large movements evident in the original and seasonally adjusted data between June and September prevent the reliable estimation of this behaviour. The ABS will review these trend estimates over the next few quarters with a view to re-establishing the series. The reliability of original and seasonally adjusted estimates are not affected.
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.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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