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1350.0 - Australian Economic Indicators, Jan 2009  
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SUMMARY

State summary

Period
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
South Australia
Western Australia
Tasmania
Northern Territory
Australian Capital Territory
Australia

Selected indicators

Labour force Participation rate (%) (trend)
November 2008 (M)
63.1
64.3
67.5
63.7
69.0
62.4
72.2
72.5
65.1
Unemployment rate (%) (trend)
November 2008 (M)
5.1
4.4
3.7
5.4
2.6
3.9
3.8
2.5
4.3
Average weekly total earnings ($) (original)
August 2008 (Q)
913.28
881.84
871.49
826.39
1 002.32
754.63
940.75
1 097.00
901.75

Selected indicators per head of population(a)

Final demand ($’000) (Chain volume measures) (seasonally adjusted)
September Quarter 2008 (Q)
12.4
12.4
13.5
11.7
16.3
11.3
19.4
27.8
13.3
Retail turnover ($) (Chain volume measures) (seasonally adjusted)
September Quarter 2008 (Q)
2 339
2 493
2 557
2 401
2 797
2 387
2 614
2 897
2 485
Retail turnover ($) (trend)
October 2008 (M)
803
865
890
840
971
821
925
1 017
861
Private new capital expenditure ($) (seasonally adjusted)(b)
September Quarter 2008 (Q)
757
753
1 181
923
3 334
565
2 121
437
1 116
Registration of new motor vehicles (no. per ’000 population) (trend)
October 2008 (M)
3.463
3.999
3.904
3.267
4.427
3.048
3.865
3.455
3.760
Res. building approvals (no. per ’000 population) (trend)
October 2008 (M)
0.265
0.651
0.575
0.649
0.787
0.526
0.276
0.622
0.516
Res. building approvals ($) (original)
October 2008 (M)
66
169
139
109
220
108
92
242
129
Housing finance commitments ($) (original)
October 2008 (M)
568
586
661
553
789
385
548
683
610

Percentage change from previous period

Final demand (Chain volume measures) (seasonally adjusted)
September Quarter 2008 (Q)
0.6
-1.4
-0.5
1.2
1.6
-0.8
3.1
0.3
0.4
Retail turnover (Chain volume measures) (seasonally adjusted)
September Quarter 2008 (Q)
-1.8
0.8
1.2
1.4
1.2
1.4
2.8
-3.0
0.1
Retail turnover (trend)
October 2008 (M)
-0.2
0.4
0.2
0.5
0.4
0.1
0.8
0.4
0.2
Private new capital expenditure (seasonally adjusted)(b)
September Quarter 2008 (Q)
-4.3
-7.9
8.0
20.1
15.5
-18.3
5.1
22.4
3.2
Registration of new motor vehicles (trend)
September 2008 (Q)
-1.7
-2.1
-2.1
-0.9
-1.0
-2.0
-2.0
-2.2
-1.8
Res. building approvals- number (trend)
October 2008 (M)
-6.2
-1.2
-7.4
-3.0
-1.8
-1.4
3.7
-4.9
-3.8
Res. building approvals- value (original)
October 2008 (M)
-6.1
14.3
-34.7
-29.8
12.1
1.1
-39.3
148.1
-7.4
Consumer Price Index (original)
September Quarter 2008 (M)
1.1
1.2
1.4
1.3
1.0
1.1
1.7
1.5
1.2
Labour force participation rate (percentage points) (trend)
November 2008 (M)
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
Unemployment rate (percentage points) (trend)
November 2008 (M)
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.3
-0.1
0.0
Average weekly total earnings (original)
August 2008 (Q)
1.2
2.2
3.2
1.2
1.6
-2.5
2.8
3.5
1.9
Housing finance commitments (original)
October 2008 (M)
4.0
12.0
10.3
11.0
12.2
16.1
29.4
15.5
9.3
Total hourly rates of pay indexes, excluding bonuses (original)
September Quarter 2008 (Q)
1.1
1.1
1.5
1.1
1.3
1.4
0.8
1.3
1.2

(a) The latest quarterly estimate of Australian resident population is shown in Table 9.2. This estimation has been used to calculate ratios for subsequent periods.
(b) Extreme care should be exercised in using the seasonally adjusted series for Private new capital expenditure for Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory. The highly erratic nature of this data makes reliable estimation of the seasonal pattern very difficult.






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