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8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Sep 2014  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/11/2014   
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Sep qtr 14
Jun qtr 14 to Sep qtr 14
Sep qtr 13 to Sep qtr 14
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
22 730.8
1.5
8.0
Residential
13 716.1
1.8
11.2
Non-residential
9 009.3
0.9
3.5
Engineering
28 826.1
-3.0
-10.0
Total construction
51 492.9
-1.2
-3.0

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
22 435.8
-1.0
5.8
Residential
13 447.3
-1.6
8.6
Non-residential
8 988.4
-0.1
1.9
Engineering
28 710.6
-3.2
-12.1
Total construction
51 146.4
-2.2
-5.1

(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




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done fell 1.2% in the September quarter 2014.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done fell 2.2% to $51,146.4m in the September quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done rose 1.5% in the September quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work done rose 0.9%, while residential building work rose 1.8%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done fell 1.0% to $22,435.8m in the September quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done fell 3.0% in the September quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done fell 3.2% to $28,710.6m in the September quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2014 25 February 2015
March 2015 27 May 2015
June 2015 26 August 2015
September 2015 25 November 2015



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 14 January 2015 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0) on 15 January 2015.


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

A new base year, 2012-13, 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 2012-13, 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 for quarterly work done on Engineering and Total Construction in the Northern Territory have not been released for September 2014. 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 for other states 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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