8755.0.55.002 - Information Paper: Changes to Time Series Spreadsheets for Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Dec 2005  
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This information paper advises users of proposed changes to the AusStats tables associated with the publication "Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary" (cat. no. 8755.0).

A concordance between the current AusStats tables (lotus 1-2-3 .wks format) and the proposed new tables (in .xls format) is included below. Tables 11, 12 and 13, are now presented in $'000, not $m.

Also attached below are links to the new tables providing a view of the proposed new format for these tables.

These changes are due to come into effect with the March quarter 2006 issue of 8755.0 which will be released on 24 May 2006.

The new product provides a range of benefits for time series clients including:

  • longer time series (we can now provide more than 255 observations in a single series) are presented in columns in accordance with Time Series analysis conventions
  • consistent and complete series metadata is provided for every series displayed
  • a readily recognised file format (Excel) that will 'auto launch' in most business IT environments
  • built in features on which clients can base reliable processing systems.

The new format files can be opened, read and manipulated using Excel 5.0/95 (or equivalent), however, some features will not be available unless you have Excel 97 (or better).


For further information or if you have any queries about the change or related statistics, contact Averil Templar on (08) 8237 7454.



Below is a concordance between the current AusStats tables and the proposed new tables.

Current AusStats Tables
Proposed New Table
Table NumbersDescriptions
Work in the pipeline, Australia, current prices, original
Work in the pipeline, states and territories, current prices, original
87550011.xls 87550012.xls
TABLE 13Number of dwelling units approved but not yet commenced at end of quarter, states and territories, original87550013.xls