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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Dec 2012  
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec qtr 12
Sep qtr 12 to Dec qtr 12
Dec qtr 11 to Dec qtr 12
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
19 918.7
0.5
0.3
Residential
11 542.4
1.1
0.4
Non-residential
8 376.4
-0.2
0.1
Engineering
32 137.2
0.6
14.0
Total construction
52 087.4
0.6
8.4

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
20 036.2
1.8
1.6
Residential
11 611.5
1.7
0.8
Non-residential
8 424.7
2.0
2.9
Engineering
31 817.9
-1.3
19.5
Total construction
51 854.0
-0.1
11.9

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2010-11.

Value of construction work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of construction work done, Chain volume measures—Trend estimates

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




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 0.6% in the December quarter 2012.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 0.1%, to $51,854.0m in the December quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done rose 0.5% in the December quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done fell 0.2% in the December quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done rose 1.8%, to $20,036.2m, in the December quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done rose 0.6% in the December quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done fell 1.3%, to $31,817.9m, in the December quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2013 29 May 2013
June 2013 28 August 2013



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 3 April 2013 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 17 April 2013.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

This issue contains the first release of Relative Standard Errors (RSEs) as data cubes. See the data cubes section under the downloads tab for more details.


DATA NOTES

The trend estimates should be interpreted with caution as the underlying behaviour of building activity may be affected by Government stimulus packages as well as other developments associated with global economic conditions. 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.


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