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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2013  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/11/2013   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 13
Jun qtr 13 to Sep qtr 13
Sep qtr 12 to Sep qtr 13
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
20 843.4
0.6
3.0
Residential
12 150.2
-0.2
2.4
Non-residential
8 686.2
1.5
3.7
Engineering
31 970.0
0.9
-1.9
Total construction
52 819.1
0.8
-

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
20 959.3
1.5
4.6
Residential
12 160.0
-
2.7
Non-residential
8 799.3
3.7
7.3
Engineering
32 467.3
3.5
-0.7
Total construction
53 426.6
2.7
1.3

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2011-12.

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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 0.8% in the September quarter 2013.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done rose 2.7%, to $53,426.6m in the September quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done rose 0.6% in the September quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done rose 1.5% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done rose 1.5%, to $20,959.3m in the September quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done rose 0.9% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done rose 3.5%, to $32,467.3m in the September quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2013 26 February 2014
March 2014 28 May 2014



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 15 January 2014 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 16 January 2014.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2011-12, has been introduced in the chain volume estimates resulting in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume estimates have been re-referenced to 2011-12, preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates. For further information, see the explanatory notes.


DATA NOTES

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.


INQUIRIES

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