8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Dec 2015 Quality Declaration 
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DECEMBER KEY FIGURES

Dec Qtr 15
Sep Qtr 15 to Dec Qtr 15
Dec Qtr 14 to Dec Qtr 15
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
17 960.6
-5.8
-13.7
For the public sector(b)
6 516.6
2.3
5.9
Total engineering construction
24 485.1
-3.8
-9.2

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
16 865.2
-13.4
-20.7
For the public sector(b)
6 654.6
5.1
7.2
Total engineering construction
23 519.8
-8.9
-14.4

(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2013-14.
(b) Includes work done by the private sector for the public sector and work done by the public sector.

Value of work done, Chain volume measures
Graph: Value of work done, Chain volume measures

Value of work done, Chain volume measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of work done Chain Volume Measures, Trend estimates




DECEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL
  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done fell 3.8% in the December 2015 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done fell 8.9% in the December quarter to $23,519.8m.


PRIVATE SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 5.8% in the December quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 13.4% in the December quarter to $16,865.2m.


PUBLIC SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 2.3% in the December quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 5.1% in the December quarter to $6,654.6m.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED, CURRENT PRICES
  • The value of work commenced in the December quarter was $15,487.6m in original terms, a increase of 9.7% from the September quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
March 2016 29 June 2016
June 2016 28 September 2016



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 24 February 2016.


DATA NOTE

This release includes revisions to Engineering Construction data back to September 2015.

Several time series spreadsheets for recent quarters contain 'np' (not available for publication) annotations. This is due to confidential data being contained in these series.

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 22 to 24 of the explanatory notes. The ABS Privacy Policy outlines how the ABS will handle any personal information that you provide to us.


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