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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2009  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 09
Mar qtr 09 to Jun qtr 09
Jun qtr 08 to Jun qtr 09
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
17 118.2
-3.1
-5.7
Residential
9 734.7
-3.2
-7.3
Non-residential
7 393.6
-2.9
-3.4
Engineering
17 972.7
1.6
15.1
Total construction
35 117.2
-0.7
4.0

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
16 828.3
-5.7
-8.5
Residential
9 720.6
-2.6
-7.6
Non-residential
7 107.7
-9.5
-9.8
Engineering
18 203.0
5.7
22.7
Total construction
35 031.3
-0.1
5.4

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2006-07.

Value of construction work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of constrution work done Volume terms  Trend estimates

Value of building work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of building work done Volume terms  Trend estimates




JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done fell 0.7% in the June quarter 2009.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 0.1%, to $35,031.3m, in the June quarter, following a revised fall of 2.2% in the March quarter.


BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for building work done fell 3.1% in the June quarter. Residential building work done fell 3.2% while non-residential fell 2.9%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work done fell 5.7% to $16,828.3m, in the June quarter. Residential building fell 2.6% to $9,720.6m and non-residential building fell 9.5%, to $7,107.7m.


ENGINEERING
  • The trend estimate for Engineering work done rose 1.6% in the latest quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for Engineering work done rose 5.7%, to $18,203.0m, in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2009 25 November 2009
December 2009 24 February 2010



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 Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat.no.8762.0) on 1 October 2009 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 14 October 2009.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.


DATA NOTES

Commencing with the September 2009 issue of publication Building Activity, Australia, (cat. no 8752.0) the Time Series Electronic Tables 78 and 79 containing value of non-residential building work done and commenced, states and territories (old building classification) will no longer be available on the ABS web site. A concordance between the 1986 Functional Classification of Buildings (FCB) and the 1999 FCB is available in the classification manual - ABS Functional Classification of Buildings, 1999 (cat. no. 1268.0.55.001).


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Paul Pamment on Adelaide (08) 8237 7647.


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