8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2016  
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 16
Jun qtr 16 to Sep qtr 16
Sep qtr 15 to Sep qtr 16
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
26 559.2
-0.7
3.7
Residential
17 934.8
0.6
8.3
Non-residential
8 638.5
-3.1
-4.5
Engineering
20 282.9
-5.6
-23.0
Total construction
46 755.3
-3.1
-10.0

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
25 886.6
-5.7
1.4
Residential
17 597.9
-3.1
6.3
Non-residential
8 288.7
-10.9
-7.6
Engineering
20 261.3
-3.8
-23.2
Total construction
46 147.8
-4.9
-11.1

(a) Reference year for Chain Volume Measures is 2014-15.

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

Value of construction work done, Chain Volume Measures - Trend estimates
Graph: Value of construction 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 fell 3.1% in the September quarter 2016.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 4.9% to $46,147.8m in the September quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done fell 0.7% in the September quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done fell 3.1% and residential building work rose 0.6%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done fell 5.7% to $25,886.6m in the September quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done fell 5.6% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done fell 3.8% to $20,261.3m in the September quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2016 22 February 2017
March 2017 24 May 2017
June 2017 30 August 2017
September 2017 22 November 2017



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 18 January 2017 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat.no. 8752.0) on 18 January 2017.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2014-15, 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 2014-15, 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.

Mining projects tend to be complex in structure and comprise a number of different investment activities including exploration, engineering construction, plant and equipment and buildings. A feature article released in the March 2012 issue of Private New Capital Expenditure and Expected Expenditure, Australia (cat. no. 5625.0) provides a summary of the conceptual basis of the relevant ABS publications that measure investment in Australia, using a hypothetical mining project to illustrate how this investment is reflected in ABS data.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.