8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2019  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 19
Mar qtr 19 to Jun qtr 19
Jun qtr 18 to Jun qtr 19
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
29 037.5
-2.2
-4.7
Residential
18 258.2
-3.0
-7.4
Non-residential
10 780.7
-0.8
0.2
Engineering
20 128.3
-3.1
-15.2
Total construction
49 113.2
-2.7
-9.4

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
28 506.2
-5.7
-7.4
Residential
18 033.4
-5.1
-9.6
Non-residential
10 472.8
-6.6
-3.3
Engineering
20 271.8
-1.1
-15.9
Total construction
48 778.0
-3.8
-11.1

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2016-17.

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 fell 2.7% in the June quarter 2019.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 3.8% to $48,778.0m in the June quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done fell 2.2% in the June quarter 2019.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done fell 0.8% and residential building work fell 3.0%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done fell 5.7% to $28,506.2m in the June quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done fell 3.1% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done fell 1.1% to $20,271.8m in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2019 27 November 2019
December 2020 26 February 2020
March 2020 27 May 2020
June 2020 26 August 2020


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 25 September 2019 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat.no. 8752.0) on 9 October 2019.


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.


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