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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2015  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/08/2015   
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 15
Mar qtr 15 to June qtr 15
Jun qtr 14 to Jun qtr 15
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
23 706.8
1.4
6.7
Residential
14 986.1
2.5
11.7
Non-residential
8 722.7
-0.3
-0.9
Engineering
25 774.1
-0.5
-11.8
Total construction
49 452.9
0.3
-3.9

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
23 313.6
-2.6
3.8
Residential
14 640.3
-3.0
7.4
Non-residential
8 673.3
-1.8
-1.8
Engineering
26 497.9
5.6
-8.8
Total construction
49 811.6
1.6
-3.3

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2012-13.

Value of construction work done, Chain Volume Measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of constrcution work done, Chain colume measures - Trend

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




JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 0.3% in the June quarter 2015.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done rose 1.6% to $49,811.6m in the June quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done rose 1.4% in the June quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done fell 0.3%, while residential building work rose 2.5%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done fell 2.6% to $23,313.6m in the June quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done fell 0.5% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done rose 5.6% to $26,497.9m in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2015 25 November 2015
December 2015 24 February 2016
March 2016 25 May 2016
June 2016 24 August 2016



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 30 September 2015 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 14 October 2015.


DATA NOTES

Trend estimates for quarterly work done on Engineering and Total Construction in the Northern Territory have not been released for September 2014, December 2014, March 2015 and June 2015. The ABS produces trend estimates to best represent the underlying behaviour of the series but the very large movements evident in the original and seasonally adjusted data between June and September prevent the reliable estimation of this behaviour. The ABS will review these trend estimates over the next few quarters with a view to re-establishing the series. The reliability of original and seasonally adjusted estimates are not affected.

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.


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