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8762.0 - Engineering Construction Activity, Australia, Sep 2015 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/01/2016   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

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

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
19 718.4
-0.9
-10.0
For the public sector(b)
6 121.4
-1.2
-1.4
Total engineering construction
25 835.9
-1.0
-8.1

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
For the private sector
19 252.1
-8.3
-13.2
For the public sector(b)
6 130.2
0.4
2.2
Total engineering construction
25 382.3
-6.3
-9.9

(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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL

  • The trend estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done fell 1.0% in the September 2015 quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of total engineering construction work done fell 6.3% in the September quarter to $25,382.3m.


PRIVATE SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 0.9% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the private sector fell 8.3% in the September quarter to $19,252.1m.


PUBLIC SECTOR
  • The trend estimate for the value of work done for the public sector fell 1.2% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for the value of work done for the public sector rose 0.4% in the September quarter to $6,130.2m.


VALUE OF WORK COMMENCED, CURRENT PRICES
  • The value of work commenced in the September quarter was $13,311.9m in original terms, a decrease of 23.3% from the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2015 30 March 2016
March 2016 29 June 2016



ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This publication updates the preliminary estimates released in Construction Work Done, Australia (cat. no. 8755.0) on 25 November 2015.


CHANGES THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2013-2014, has been introduced into the chain volume estimates which has resulted in revisions to growth rates in subsequent periods. In addition, the chain volume measures have been re-referenced to 2013-2014, preserving additivity in the quarters after the reference year. Re-referencing affects the levels, but not the movements in, chain volume estimates.


DATA NOTE

This release includes revisions to Engineering Construction data back to June 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 for quarterly work done on Engineering Construction in the Northern Territory have been reinstated for the period between September 2014 and June 2015 in this release. The ABS has reviewed the estimates for this period and a trend break has been inserted in the September 2014 quarter.

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.


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