8755.0 - Construction Work Done, Australia, Preliminary, Jun 2017  
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JUNE KEY FIGURES

Jun qtr 17
Mar qtr 17 to Jun qtr 17
Jun qtr 16 to Jun qtr 17
$m
% change
% change

TREND ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
27 070.3
0.5
-0.1
Residential
17 545.0
-0.9
-2.5
Non-residential
9 507.7
3.0
4.5
Engineering
20 197.6
0.7
-4.4
Total construction
47 272.8
0.6
-2.0

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED ESTIMATES(a)

Value of work done
Building
26 996.9
0.1
-2.2
Residential
17 525.4
-0.4
-3.5
Non-residential
9 471.5
1.1
0.2
Engineering
24 672.8
21.5
18.7
Total construction
51 669.7
9.3
6.8

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

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




JUNE KEY POINTS


VALUE OF WORK DONE, CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

TOTAL CONSTRUCTION
  • The trend estimate for total construction work done rose 0.6% in the June quarter 2017.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for total construction work done rose 9.3% to $51,669.7m in the June quarter.


BUILDING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for total building work done rose 0.5% in the June quarter.
  • The trend estimate for non-residential building work rose 3.0% and residential building work fell 0.9%.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate of total building work done rose 0.1% to $26,996.9m in the June quarter.


ENGINEERING WORK DONE
  • The trend estimate for engineering work done rose 0.7% in the June quarter.
  • The seasonally adjusted estimate for engineering work done rose 21.5% to $24,672.8m in the June quarter.


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
September 2017 22 November 2017
December 2017 21 February 2018
March 2018 23 May 2018
June 2018 22 August 2018



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 27 September 2017 and in Building Activity, Australia (cat.no. 8752.0) on 11 October 2017.


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.