DECEMBER KEY FIGURES
Dec qtr 04
Sep qtr 04 to Dec qtr 04
Dec qtr 03 to Dec qtr 04
|Value of work done|
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)
|Value of work done|
|(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2002-03.|
Value of construction work done, Volume terms - Trend estimates
Value of building work done, Volume terms - Trend estimates
DECEMBER KEY POINTS
VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS
SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES
- The trend estimate of building work done fell 1.0% in the December quarter 2004. A fall in residential building (-1.9%) was partly offset by a rise in non-residential building (+0.6%).
- Engineering work done was relatively flat, growing 0.1% in the December quarter 2004.
- Total construction work done fell 0.6% in the latest quarter.
- The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work rose 0.4% in the December quarter 2004, to $12,483.7m. Residential building fell 4.0%, to $8,275.5m. Non-residential building rose 10.1% in the December quarter 2004, to $4,208.2m, the highest estimate since the December quarter 1990.
- Engineering work done fell 2.5%, to $6,828.8m, in the December quarter 2004. A rise in work done for the private sector of 2.0%, to $3,873.7m, offset a fall in work done for the public sector of 7.9%, to $2,955.1m.
- Total construction work done fell 0.7%, to $19,312.5m, in the latest quarter.
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 20 April 2005 and in Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0) on 19 April 2005.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
There are no changes in this issue.
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The total value of construction work done decreased for the second successive quarter after thirteen quarters of growth.
TREND PERCENTAGE CHANGE
Engineering construction work done has increased for fifteen successive quarters with growth slowing in recent quarters.
Total building work decreased for the second successive quarter after four quarters of growth.
Residential building work decreased for the second successive quarter after a year of growth.
Non-residential work rose in the latest quarter following small declines in the previous two quarters.
Construction work done has fallen for the last three quarters for New South Wales. The growth in Victoria, evident since early 2001 continues, although at a slower rate in recent quarters.
CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES - TREND ESTIMATES
NEW SOUTH WALES, VICTORIA
Construction work done continues to grow in Queensland with growth in the engineering sector predominant over recent quarters. Construction work done in Western Australia has grown for the last four quarters.
QUEENSLAND, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Construction work done in South Australia has been growing since December 2000. In Tasmania, construction work done fell in the latest quarter after six quarters of growth.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA, TASMANIA
Construction work done in the Northern Territory has fallen for the past four quarters. The Australian Capital Territory has shown falls for the past three quarters as a result of declines in both building and engineering construction.
NORTHERN TERRITORY, AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY