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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Sep 2003  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/01/2004   
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September Key Figures


Sep qtr 03
Jun qtr 03 to Sep qtr 03
Sep qtr 02 to Sep qtr 03
$m
% change
% change

Trend estimates volume terms(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
3,536.4
1.6
22.9
For the public sector(b)
2,704.1
-1.2
-2.3
Total engineering construction
6,225.8
0.1
10.3

Seasonally Adjusted volume terms(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
3,477.5
-1.0
21.8
For the public sector(b)
2,665.3
-4.4
-5.1
Total engineering construction
6,142.8
-2.5
8.5

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2001-02.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.

Value of work done, Volume termsTrend estimates
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Value of work done, Volume termsTrend estimates
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September Key Points


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

Trend estimates

  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 0.1% in the September 2003 quarter. This is the tenth consecutive quarterly rise.
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 1.6% in the September 2003 quarter, the ninth consecutive quarterly rise. Work done for the public sector fell 1.2% in the September 2003 quarter.

Seasonally adjusted estimates
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done fell 2.5%, to $6,142.8 million, in the September 2003 quarter, following the series highest estimate in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 1.0%, to $3,477.5 million, in the September 2003 quarter. The value of work done for the public sector fell 4.4% to $2,665.3 million.

Original estimates
  • The value of total work done in the September 2003 quarter fell 9.7%, to $6,029.8 million, following the series highest estimate in the June quarter.
  • The value of work done for the private sector rose 3.2%, to $3,604.2 million, in the September 2003 quarter. This is the highest quarterly estimate since the current series began in the September 1986 quarter. The value of work done for the public sector fell 23.8%, following a 24.3% rise in the June quarter.


Notes


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

A revision has been made to work commenced in the September 2002 quarter in ‘Railways’ in Victoria. Work commenced in ‘By Private for Public’ has been revised downwards and work commenced in ‘By Private for Private’ has been revised upwards. This has also resulted in revisions to work done and work yet to be done in all subsequent quarters.


The June 2003 quarter estimate for work done in ‘Roads, highways and subdivisons’ in New South Wales has been revised upward by $12.9 million. The June 2003 quarter estimate for work done in ‘Electricity generation, transmission etc. and pipelines’ in Victoria has been revised upward by $28.5 million.



DATA NOTES

There are no notes about the data.



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