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2013-02-27

Total construction work done in Australia fell 0.1 per cent in the December quarter, according to official data.

The median forecast among economists was for total construction work done to have risen 1.5 per cent for the quarter.

Over the year to the December quarter, the volume of construction work done was up 11.9 per cent, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday.

The ABS said total building work done in the December quarter, including homes and non-residential buildings like offices and shops, rose 1.8 per cent from the September quarter.

Engineering work done, which includes mines, roads, bridges and the like, was down 1.3 per cent in the quarter.