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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Mar 2006  
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MARCH KEY FIGURES

Mar qtr 06
Dec qtr 05 to Mar qtr 06
Mar qtr 05 to Mar qtr 06
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES VOLUME TERMS(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
5 842.1
3.2
23.5
For the public sector(b)
3 936.3
4.3
19.3
Total engineering construction
9 798.9
3.9
22.0

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED VOLUME TERMS(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
5 671.5
-3.5
15.1
For the public sector(b)
4 098.1
10.6
24.0
Total engineering construction
9 769.7
2.0
18.7

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2003-04.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.

Value of work done, Total engineering - Volume terms
Graph: Value of work done, Total engineering—Volume terms

Value of work done, Volume terms - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of work done Volume terms Trend estimates



MARCH KEY POINTS


VALUE OF CONSTRUCTION WORK DONE, VOLUME TERMS

Trend estimates

  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 3.9% in the March 2006 quarter. The trend has now risen for twenty consecutive quarters.
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose 3.2% in the March 2006 quarter. Work done for the public sector rose 4.3%.

Seasonally adjusted estimates
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done in the March 2006 quarter rose 2.0%, to $9,769.7m, the tenth consecutive quarterly rise in this series.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 3.5% in the March 2006 quarter. This is the first fall in the series since the September 2004 quarter. The value of work done for the public sector rose 10.6%, to $4,098.1m.

Original estimates
  • The value of work done in the March 2006 quarter fell 6.7%, to $9,209.8m following a 13.3% rise in the previous quarter.
  • The value of work done for the private sector fell 13.8%, to $5,349.5m in the March 2006 quarter, following a 13.9% rise in the previous quarter. Total work done for the public sector rose 5.2%, to $3,860.3m.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
June 2006 12 October 2006
September 2006 19 January 2007



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

There are no changes in this issue.



SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

Compared with the current price original terms estimates published in the previous issue of this publication:

  • The March quarter 2005 estimates have been revised upwards by $198.9m for work commenced and $198.8m for work done.
  • The June quarter 2005 estimates have been revised upwards by $125m for work commenced and $125m for work done.
  • The September quarter 2005 estimates have been revised upwards by $139.9m for work commenced and $130.5m for work done.
  • The December quarter 2005 estimates have been revised downwards by $38.9m for work commenced, upwards by $91.9m for work done, and downwards by $105.9m for work yet to be done.

These revisions were predominantly in 'private for private' 'oil, gas, coal and other minerals' in Western Australia.



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 James Inglis on Adelaide (08) 8237 7405.



VALUE OF WORK DONE STATES AND TERRITORIES


CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES - TREND ESTIMATES


NEW SOUTH WALES

Graph: NSW, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done fell for the second consecutive quarter, following fourteen quarters of growth.



VICTORIA

Graph: Vic, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done rose 2.3% in the March 2006 quarter, the nineteenth consecutive quarterly rise.



QUEENSLAND

Graph: Qld, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done rose 5.3% in the March 2006 quarter, continuing the period of strong growth since December 2003.



SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Graph: SA, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done has declined for five consecutive quarters.



WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Graph: WA, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done rose 11.0% in the March 2006 quarter, continuing the strong growth in this series.



TASMANIA

Graph: Tas, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done has risen strongly for three consecutive quarters.



NORTHERN TERRITORY

Graph: NT, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done rose 0.3% in the March 2006 quarter, following a 3.0% fall in the previous quarter.



AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Graph: ACT, value of work done, trend estimates, chain volume measures



The trend estimate for the value of work done rose 8.4% in the March 2006 quarter, the third consecutive quarterly increase.

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