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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Sep 2009 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/01/2010   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 09
Jun qtr 09 to Sep qtr 09
Sep qtr 08 to Sep qtr 09
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
12 750.3
2.7
15.6
For the public sector(b)
7 988.6
5.9
23.8
Total engineering construction
20 769.6
4.0
18.8

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
12 620.3
-3.2
13.6
For the public sector(b)
8 324.7
13.2
27.4
Total engineering construction
20 945.0
2.7
18.7

(a) Chain volume measures, reference year 2007-08.
(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 Volume terms Trend estimates




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL
  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose by 4.0% in the September 2009 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done rose 2.7%, to $20,945.0m, in the September quarter.


PRIVATE SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector rose by 2.7% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 3.2% in the September quarter to $12,620.3m.


PUBLIC SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose by 5.9% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector increased by 13.2%, to $8,324.7m, in the September quarter.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED
  • The value of work commenced in the September quarter was $16,607.8m, a fall of 11.8% from the June 2009 quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2009 8 April 2010
March 2010 1 July 2010



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 25 November 2009.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2007-08, 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 2007-08, thereby preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels of, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.


SIGNIFICANT REVISIONS THIS QUARTER

Compared with the current price estimates in original terms published in the previous issue of this publication:
  • The June quarter work done estimates have been revised downwards by $164.3m. These revisions occurred predominantly in 'Sewerage and Drainage'.


INQUIRIES

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