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1306.4 - South Australia at a Glance, 2009  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/05/2009  Final
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OVERVIEW


OVERVIEW

South Australia has an area of 985,335 square kilometres (12.8% of the total Australian land mass) and shares a border with all other mainland states and the Northern Territory. South Australia is the driest of the Australian States and Territories and supplements its water supply with water piped from the River Murray, the only major river in the State. The estimated population at September 2008 was 1,607,747 or 7.5% of the total Australian population. The Gross State Product of South Australia in 2007-08 was $70,922m, which was 6.5% of Australia's Gross Domestic Product.

This product provides a general overview of South Australia.

Diagram: Overview

SOUTH AUSTRALIA AS A PROPORTION OF AUSTRALIA
% of Australian total

Area
12.8
Population
7.5
Births
7.0
Deaths
8.7
Population aged 0 - 14
7.0
Population aged 65 and over
8.7
Population aged 80 and over
9.4
Retail turnover
7.2
Merchandise imports ($m)
3.6
Merchandise exports ($m)
5.7
Labour force - trend
7.3
New motor vehicle sales
6.3
Gross value of agricultural commodities
11.8
Gross value of aquaculture and fisheries production
19.5
Wine grape crush
45.3
Winemaking locations
31.5




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