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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/11/2008   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 08
Jun qtr 08 to Sep qtr 08
Sep qtr 07 to Sep qtr 08
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
17 962.7
0.9
3.6
Residential
10 474.3
1.0
3.2
Non-residential
7 484.9
0.5
4.1
Engineering
16 008.0
3.9
15.3
Total construction
34 013.6
2.4
8.9

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
17 865.3
-0.5
0.8
Residential
10 474.8
0.9
2.8
Non-residential
7 390.5
-2.4
-2.1
Engineering
16 376.3
10.4
19.1
Total construction
34 241.6
4.4
8.8

(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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 2.4% in the September quarter 2008.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done rose 4.4%, to $34,241.6m, in the September quarter, following a revised fall of 0.4% in the June quarter.


BUILDING
  • The trend estimate for building work done rose 0.9% in the September quarter. Residential building work done rose 1.0% while non-residential rose 0.5%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of building work done fell 0.5%, to $17,865.3m, in the September quarter. Residential building rose 0.9% to $10,474.8m and non-residential building fell 2.4%, to $7,390.5m.


ENGINEERING
  • The trend estimate for Engineering work done rose 3.9% in the latest quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for Engineering work done rose 10.4%, to $16,376.3m, in the September quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2008 25 February 2009
March 2009 27 May 2009



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 14 January 2009 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 21 January 2009.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2006-07, has been introduced into the chain volume estimates which has resulted in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2006-07, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.


DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.


INQUIRIES

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


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