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1345.4 - SA Stats, Feb 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/02/2007   
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In this issue of SA Stats
27/02/2007 | This issue of SA Stats focuses on births and fertility in South Australia in 2005.


Demography
Includes: Estimated Resident Population
19/12/2006 | The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) for South Australia was 1,554,700 at 30 June 2006, an increase of 12,600 persons (0.8%) since 30 June 2005, which was slightly higher than that recorded for the year ended 30 June 2005 (0.6%).

State Accounts
Includes: State Final Demand, Household Final Consumption Expenditure
19/12/2006 | South Australia's September 2006 quarter State Final Demand in chain volume (trend) terms was $16,607m and Australia's Domestic Final Demand was $242,997m.

Consumption
Includes: Retail Turnover, New Motor Vehicle Sales
19/12/2006 | The October 2006 trend estimate for South Australia's retail turnover was $1,321.6m, compared with the Australian total of $18,329.4m.

Investment
Includes: Private New Capital Expenditure, Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Expenditure
19/12/2006 | In the September 2006 quarter, the South Australian chain volume (trend) estimate of private new capital expenditure increased by 1.5% to $1,195m.


Production
Includes: Building Approvals
19/12/2006 | For each of the months between May 2006 and October 2006 the total number (in trend terms) of dwelling units approved in South Australia has fallen, from 944 to 800 (a decrease of 15.3%).

Prices
Includes: Consumer Price Index (CPI)
19/12/2006 | The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Adelaide increased by 3.8% in the 12 months to September 2006, compared with a 3.9% rise in the weighted average of eight capital cities.

Labour Force
Includes: Job Vacancies, Employed persons, Unemployment
19/12/2006 | In original terms, South Australia's total number of job vacancies decreased to about 9,000 in August 2006 from 10,800 in May 2006. There was a slight increase from a year earlier when there were 8,800 vacancies.

Incomes
Includes: Average Weekly Earnings
19/12/2006 | The trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings for full-time adult persons in South Australia has increased by 5.6% in the 12 months to August 2006 reaching $993.80. Nationally, the corresponding increase was smaller (for the same period) at 3.1% (up to $1,051.30).

International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
19/12/2006 | The value of South Australian merchandise exports (in original terms) was $770m in October 2006, up from $731m in September 2006, and $687m in October 2005. The value of merchandise imports increased to $552m in October 2006 from $528m in September 2006 and $510m in October 2005.

Housing Finance
Includes: Housing Finance Commitments
19/12/2006 | The trend estimate of the total value of housing finance commitments (owner occupation) in South Australia has risen by 20.8% to $932m in the 12 months to October 2006. Nationally, for the same period, the increase was smaller at 10.0% (to a total of $13,783m).

Environment
Includes: Rainfall in South Australia, South Australian Reservoirs, Water Consumption
19/12/2006 | The main sources of water for South Australian households and businesses are local reservoirs (usually providing about 50%), the River Murray (normally providing just under one half) and groundwater (providing under 10%) (SA WATER, Annual Report 2004-05).



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