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Construction Statistics - No. 13, 2012 Edition This product is designated as National Statistics

Released: 24 August 2012 Download PDF

Abstract

Construction Statistics brings together a wider range of statistics currently available on the construction industry from a variety of sources. Following a user consultation in 2011(see background notes), the format for this edition has been changed to provide web links to direct the user to the sources of the data that were supplied in previous editions. However, this edition updates the figures for Tables 1.7, 2.4, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 that were supplied in Construction Statistics Annual 2011. This is the fourth web based only edition and the tables produced by ONS are available in Excel, allowing independent analyses of the published information.

Acknowledgements

Our thanks go to the external contributors and in particular to our colleagues in Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive.

Our thanks also go to the members of the Consultative Committee on Construction Industry Statistics (the forum for joint consultation on construction statistics by the Industry, BIS and the ONS) A link to their website is available in the background notes.

Comments and suggestions from readers are welcome and should be addressed to: Kate Davies, Construction Statistics and Retail Sales Branch, Office for National Statistics, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP10 8XG Tel: +44(0)1633 45 6344 Email: construction.statistics@ons.gsi.gov.uk

Chapter 1 - New Orders

Table 1.7 (329.5 Kb Excel sheet) shows new orders obtained by main contractors by duration. The other tables that were previously published in Chapter 1 are published along with the Quarterly New Orders publications.

Chapter 2 - Output

Table 2.4 (329.5 Kb Excel sheet) shows the value of construction output by type of work, table 2.8 (329.5 Kb Excel sheet) shows the value of work done by trade of firm and type of work, table 2.9 (329.5 Kb Excel sheet) shows the value of work done by size of firm and type of work. The remaining tables that were previously published in Chapter 2 are published as part of the Construction Output tables.

Tables 2.6 and 2.7 have been discontinued.

Chapter 3 - Structure of the Industry

Chapter 3 shows the structure of the industry. Table 3.1 (329.5 Kb Excel sheet) shows the number of private contractor firms, table 3.3 (329.5 Kb Excel sheet) shows the total employment of private contractors, table 3.4 (329.5 Kb Excel sheet) shows the number of firms by size and trade of firm, table 3.5 (329.5 Kb Excel sheet) shows the number of firms by size and region of registration.

Table 3.2 contained information relating to insolvencies and bankruptcies of construction firms and is available on the Insolvency Service section of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills website.

Chapter 4 - Price Indices

The information on the price indices that were previously published in Chapter 4 is available through a subscription service on the Building Cost Information Service website.

The Output Price Indices for all new construction are published monthly and can be found in Table 9 of the Construction Output publication. The Output Price Indices for all industries can be found in Table A1 of the Quarterly National Accounts publication.

The Output Price Indices for each of the individual construction sectors is published on a monthly basis and can be found in Table 9 of the Construction Output publication.

Chapter 5 - Cost Indices

The information on the cost indices that were previously published in Chapter 5 is available through a subscription service on the Building Cost Information Service website.

Chapter 6 - Investment

The information previously found in Chapter 6 is available in Tables 9.1, 9.2, and 9.4 of of the United Kingdom National Accounts publication.

Chapter 7 - Commercial Floor Space

Table 7.1 contained information on the take-up and availability in London and its surrounding areas, however, this has been discontinued by Ingleby Trice, who used to provide this data.

Chapter 8 - Government Departments' Construction Plan

The information previously contained in Chapter 8 relating to UK Private Finance Imitative (PFI) projects. This can be accessed on the HM Treasury website.

Chapter 9 - Local Authority Expenditure

The information previously contained in Chapter 9 for English Local Authority Expenditure can be found on the Department for Communities and Local Government website.

Chapter 10 - National Lottery Funded Projects

Chapter 10 contained information relating to National Lottery Projects. This can be accessed on the National Lottery website.

Chapter 11 - Planning applications and decisions

The information contained within Tables 11.1 to 11.3 of previous editions of the CSA can be accessed on the Planning Applications section of the Department for Communities and Local Government website.

The information contained within Tables 11.4 to 11.5 of previous editions of the CSA can be accessed on the Planning Application Statistics section of the Department for Communities and Local Government website.

A summary of the Thames Gateway regeneration activity can be accessed on the Regeneration section of the Department for Communities and Local Government website.

Chapter 13 - Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland

Table 13.1 and Table 13.2 shows the value of construction output and the index of construction output in Northern Ireland. Both are available on the Northern Ireland Statistics Research Agency website - see most recent publication.

Tables 13.3 and 13.4 contain information relating to housing starts in Northern Ireland and can be found in the Northern Ireland Housing Bulletin published by the Department for Social Development.

Table 13.5 shows the value of new orders in Wales obtained by businesses. This is updated on a quarterly basis and can be found in Table 6 of the Construction New Orders publication.

Table 13.6 shows the value of construction output in Wales carried out by businesses. This is updated on a quarterly basis and can be found in Table 6 of the Construction Output publication.

Table 13.7 is the Index of Construction for Wales and can be found in the latest release of the Index of Production and Construction on the Welsh Government website.

Table 13.8 contains information relating to planning applications in Wales. This information is published on a quarterly basis in the Development Control Quarterly Survey on the Welsh Government website.

Table 13.9 contains information relating to mineral planning applications in Wales. This information is produced by the Welsh Government and requests for data should be sent directly to them.

Table 13.10 is the analysis of capital account expenditure for Wales and can be found on the Welsh Government website.

Table 13.11 shows household projections for Wales and can be accessed on the Welsh Government website.

Table 13.12 shows the value of new orders in Scotland obtained by businesses. This is updated on a quarterly basis and can be found in Table 6 of the Construction New Orders publication.

Table 13.13 shows the value of construction output in Scotland carried out by businesses. This is updated on a quarterly basis and can be found in Table 6 of the Construction Output publication.

Chapter 14 - Building Materials

Tables 14.1 to 14.6 contain information relating to Building Materials which are produced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and are available on the BIS website.

Table 14.7 which showed steelwork prices and lead times, produced by the British Constructional Steelwork Association has been discontinued and is no longer available.

Chapter 15 - International Comparisons

The information contained in Tables 15.1 to 15.8 relating to International Comparisons are available on the Gardiner and Therobald website.

Chapter 16 - Key performance Indicators and Benchmarking

The Construction Industry Key Performance Indicators are produced by a partnership of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and Constructing Excellence using data from the Office for National Statistics, Building Cost Information Service, Health and Safety Executive, Dun & Bradstreet and other third-party financial analysts.

The annual Construction Industry KPIs relating to performance in 2011 are now available online from from Glenigan.

Also, the kpizone website gives access to all KPIs for economic, social and environmental performance as well as those for the construction sectors, thus enabling the user to choose relevant KPIs and store and retrieve data to help benchmark effectively. Methods of measurement, data collection forms, trend charts, examples and links to improve performance are included for each KPI as well as calculators to obtain benchmark scores.

The KPI builder has the facility of being able to store performance information in a secure area called ‘My KPIs’, analyse and report results and then produce a tailored document called ‘My KPIs Handbook’. Other areas of the website include secondary and additional performance indicators, international KPIs and industry progress tables.

The website also includes a large amount of supporting information including case studies, KPI best practice guide and masterclass information. The Construction Industry KPIs are intended for use by individual firms wishing to measure and compare their performance.

Background notes

  1. There was a public consultation on the future of the Construction Statistics Annual.

  2. You can find out more about the Consultative Committee on Construction Industry Statistics at their section of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills website.

  3. A Quality and Methodology Information paper (161.5 Kb Pdf) is available for the Output in the Construction Industry survey.

  4. A Quality and Methodology Information paper (100.2 Kb Pdf) is available for the Construction New Orders survey.

  5. Details of the policy governing the release of new data are available by visiting www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/assessment/code-of-practice/index.html or from the Media Relations Office email: media.relations@ons.gsi.gov.uk

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