The Australian construction linkages in the 1990s

Song, Yu and Liu, Chunlu 2006, The Australian construction linkages in the 1990s, Architectural science review, vol. 49, no. 4, pp. 408-417.

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Title The Australian construction linkages in the 1990s
Author(s) Song, Yu
Liu, Chunlu
Journal name Architectural science review
Volume number 49
Issue number 4
Start page 408
End page 417
Publisher Earthscan
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2006-12
ISSN 0003-8628
1758-9622
Keyword(s) construction sector
input-output tables
Summary Abstract: During the 1990s, the construction sector played an important role with its growing contributions to the gross national product, gross domestic product and employment in the Australian economy. Using the newly released 1998-99 input-output table and four previously published tables by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, this paper aims to measure the sectoral linkages of the Australian construction sector in the 1990s in relation to other industrial countries. Results describe the increase in construction volume was mainly due to the increase in governmental and non-residential construction expenditures and lagging construction technology. The technical level of the non-residential construction sub-sector was a drag to the total construction, while the non-residential construction sub-sector presented a stronger economic push than that of the residential construction sub-sector. In the 1990s, the inputs and outputs' components of the construction sector were stable. The linkages of the Australian construction sector are discussed from an international point of view.
Language eng
Field of Research 120299 Building not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2006, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008991

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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