1345.4 - SA Stats, Sep 2006  
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STATE ACCOUNTS


South Australia's June 2006 quarter State Final Demand in chain volume (trend) terms was $16,410m and Australia's Domestic Final Demand was $241,677m.

The 0.1% increase in South Australia's State Final Demand recorded for the June 2006 quarter continues a pattern of declining growth rates since the March 2002 quarter. Over the last three quarters, growth in South Australia's State Final Demand has been less than a third of the growth in Australia's Domestic Final Demand. In every quarter since the September 2003 quarter, South Australia's quarterly growth has been less than that of Australia as a whole.

New South Wales and Victoria recorded June 2006 quarter increases of 0.2% and 0.1% respectively.

In the March 2002 quarter South Australian State Final Demand comprised 7.0% of Australian Domestic Final Demand; and by the June 2006 quarter, the proportion had declined to 6.8%.

STATE FINAL DEMAND, Chain volume measures,
Change from previous quarter, South Australia
Graph: State final demand, Chain volume measures, Change from previous quarter, South Australia
Source: Australian National Accounts (cat. no. 5206.0)


HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE (HFCE)

In chain volume (trend) terms, South Australia's June 2006 quarter HFCE was $9,719m (7.2% of the national total of $135,769m).

The expenditure components which showed the largest increases for South Australia when comparing June 2006 and June 2005 quarters were: Electricity, gas and other fuel (up 7.6 % to $297m); and Recreation and culture (up 5.6% to $1,168m). For this same comparison, the main Australian expenditure component increases were seen in: Electricity, gas and other fuel (up by 5.7 % to $2,851m); and Hotels, cafes and restaurants (up 4.8% to $10,757m). Interestingly, decreases in expenditure on Cigarettes and tobacco were recorded for both South Australia (a 9.7% decrease to $177m) and Australia (an 8.8% decrease to $2,317m).

For both South Australia and Australia, Electricity, gas and other fuel recorded the greatest increase in expenditure in the June 2006 quarter, being 2.1% for South Australia and 1.8% for Australia. Expenditure for the quarter on Cigarettes and tobacco decreased for both jurisdictions; (down 2.7% for South Australia, and down 2.0% for Australia). Purchases of vehicles decreased by 0.3% for South Australia but increased by 0.4% for Australia between March 2006 and June 2006.

Over the period June 1996 to June 2006, South Australia's HFCE increased by 38.6% for South Australia and 46.6% for Australia.

HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE(a), Trend,
Chain volume measures, Quarterly percentage change

Graph: Household final consumption expenditure, Trend, Chain volume measures, Quarterly percentage change
Source: Australian National Accounts (cat. no. 5206.0)