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Engineering Construction Activity, Australia

Contains value of engineering construction work done, commenced and yet to be done

Reference period
March 2022
Released
30/06/2022
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Key statistics

In the March quarter:

  • Seasonally adjusted work done fell 1.6%.
  • Seasonally adjusted work done for the private sector fell 1.0%.
  • Value of work commenced increased 62.1% in original terms.

Value of work done

March key figures

 Mar Qtr 22

Dec Qtr 21 to
Mar Qtr 22

Mar Qtr 21 to
Mar Qtr 22
$m% change% change

Seasonally adjusted estimates(a)

Value of work done   
 For the private sector13,353.6-1.0-3.1
 For the public sector(b)9,937.9-2.513.8
 Total engineering construction23,291.4-1.63.5

a. Reference year for chain volume measures is 2019-20.
b. Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.

a. Reference year for chain volume measures is 2019-20.

a. Reference year for chain volume measures is 2019-20.

Value of work done, chain volume measures

Total

  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done fell 1.6% in the March quarter to $23,291.4m.

Private Sector

  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 1.0% in the March quarter to $13,353.6m.

Public Sector

  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector fell 2.5% in the March quarter to $9,937.9m.

Value of work commenced

Total 

  • The value of work commenced in the March quarter was $31,683.0m in original terms, an increase of 62.1% from the December quarter.

Private Sector

  • The value of work commenced in the March quarter for the private sector was $16,847.1m in original terms.

Public Sector

  • The value of work commenced in the March quarter for the public sector was $14,835.9m in original terms.

Data downloads

Time series spreadsheets

Data files
Data files

About this release

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 25 May 2022. This release includes revisions to Engineering Construction data back to December 2019.

Data notes

Several time series spreadsheets for recent quarters contain 'np' (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.  

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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Previous Catalogue number

This release previously used catalogue number 8762.0

Article archive

Revisions to Engineering Construction Statistics , March quarter 2017 (cat. no. 8762.0)

A closer look at mining in Engineering Construction , March quarter 2012 (cat. no. 8762.0)

Additional Building and Construction feature articles can be found in Feature Articles by Catalogue Number