The construction statistics annual publications bring together a wide range of statistics currently available on the construction industry from a variety of sources. This edition updates the figures for Tables 2.4, 2.8, 2.9, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 that were supplied in Construction Statistics Annual 2015. All other tables that were previously contained in the annual construction statistics publication are no longer collated and published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Where these data tables are no longer published, links have been provided for you to obtain the relevant data. This is the eighth web-based only edition and the tables produced by us are available in an Excel dataset, allowing independent analyses of the published information.
Our thanks go to the external contributors and in particular to our colleagues in Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), 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, BEIS and ONS).
Your comments and suggestions are welcome and should be addressed to:
Construction Statistics and Retail Sales Branch
Office for National Statistics
Tel: +44 (0)1633 45 6344
This release contains 3 output tables:
Table 2.4 shows the value of construction output by type of work
Table 2.8 shows the value of work done by trade of firm and type of work
Table 2.9 shows the value of work done by size of firm and type of work
The remaining output tables that were published up to the 2012 edition can be found in the monthly output in the construction industry statistical bulletin and associated tables.
Industry structure estimates are broken down in 4 Tables:
Table 3.1 shows the number of private contractor firms
Table 3.3 shows the total employment of private contractors
Table 3.4 shows the number of firms by size and trade of firm
Table 3.5 shows the number of firms by size and region of registration
The data previously published in Table 3.2 regarding information on the insolvencies and bankruptcies of construction firms are now available from the Insolvency Service.
Responsibility for output price indices was transferred to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on 1 April 2015. The quarterly output price indices (OPIs) are experimental statistics, produced using an interim solution while we continue to develop appropriate methodologies for the long-term. Data on output price indices are now available in the publication Construction Output Price Indices – Interim Solution publication.
Data on investment can be found in Tables 9.1, 9.2 and 9.4 of the UK National Accounts – The Blue Book publication.
Information relating to UK Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects can be obtained on the GOV.UK website.
Information relating to National Lottery projects can be accessed on the National Lottery website.
Tables 10.1 to 10.3, planning applications statistics which were published up to the 2012 edition can now be accessed on the GOV.UK website.
Tables 10.4 to 10.5, live tables on planning application statistics which were published up to the 2012 edition can now be accessed on the GOV.UK website.
The data previously published as Tables 11.2 to 11.4 can be found in the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings publication.
Data previously published as Tables 11.10 and 11.11 are produced every 5 years by the Construction Industry Council.
Trainee numbers, previously published as Table 11.12, are produced by the Construction Industry Training Board and can be accessed on their website.
The number and turnover of construction service businesses, previously published as Table 11.18, can now be found in Section F of the Annual Business Survey results.
Data previously published as Table 11.19 is updated 4 times a year and can be found in the LABD03 table of the Labour Market Statistics publication.
The Health and Safety Executivee contains:
data previously published as table 11.20, showing the injuries in Great Britain by industry and severity of injury, are available in the RIDIND table
data previously published as table 11.21, the number of injuries in Great Britain by industry and severity of injury, are available in the RIDKIND1 table
data previously published as table 11.22, the rate of injury in Great Britain by industry and severity of injury, are available in the HISTRATE table
data previously published as table 11.23, the number of proceedings instituted by Health and Safety Executive and, in Scotland, the Crown Office and Prosecutor Fiscal Service under specific regulations and acts by result at an offence level, are available in table EF5
Table 12.1 and Table 12.2 previously contained data on the value of construction output and the index of construction output in Northern Ireland. Both are available on the Department for the Economy website.
Information relating to housing statistics in Northern Ireland, previously published in Tables 12.3 and 12.4, can be found in the Housing Statistics website section of the Department for Communities.
Tables 12.5 previously contained the value of new orders obtained by contractors for Wales. This is updated on a quarterly basis and can be found in Table 6 of the Output in the Construction Industry and New Orders publication.
Table 12.6 previously contained the value of output obtained by contractors for Wales. This is updated on a quarterly basis and can be found in Table 6 of the Output in the Construction Industry and New Orders publication.
The Welsh government website contains:
data previously published in Table 12.7, the Index of Construction for Wales, which can now be found in the latest release of the Index of Production and Construction
data previously published in Table 12.8, relating to planning applications in Wales, is published on a quarterly basis in the Development Management Quarterly Survey
data previously published in Table 12.9, relating to mineral planning applications in Wales
data previously published in Table 12.10, providing the analysis of capital account expenditure for Wales
data previously published in Table 12.11, showing household projections for Wales
The value of new orders obtained by contractors for Scotland, previously published in Table 12.12 and the value of output obtained by contractors for Scotland, previously published in Table 12.13, are updated on a quarterly basis and both can be found in Table 6 of the Output in the Construction Industry and New Orders publication.
Tables 13.1 to 13.6 contained information relating to building materials which are produced by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and are available on the GOV.UK website.
Tables 14.1 to 14.8 contained information relating to international comparisons and are produced by Gardiner and Theobald.
The construction industry Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are produced in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and endorsed by Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Constructing Excellence using data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Building Cost Information Service, Health and Safety Executive, Dun and Bradstreet and other third-party financial analysts.
The annual construction KPIs relating to performance in 2014 are now available online 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, allowing you 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.
the strengths and limitations of the data
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uses and users
how the output was created