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1306.4 - South Australia at a Glance, 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 06/05/2008   
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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 June 2007 was 1,584,513 or 7.5% of the total Australian population.

The Gross State Product of South Australia in 2006-07 was $65,676m, which was 6.6% of Australia's Gross Domestic Product. Significant elements of the South Australian economy are agriculture, horticulture and viticulture products, mineral resources, aquaculture and fisheries.

This product provides a general overview of South Australia.



Map of South Australia




SOUTH AUSTRALIA AS A PROPORTION OF AUSTRALIA
% of Australian total

Area
12.8
Population
7.5
Births
6.9
Deaths
8.9
Population aged 0-14
7.1
Population aged 65 and over
8.7
Population aged 80 and over
9.4
Retail turnover
6.9
Merchandise imports ($m)
3.6
Merchandise exports ($m)
5.4
Labour force - trend
7.3
New motor vehicle sales
5.9
Gross value of agricultural commodities
10.4
Gross value of aquaculture and fisheries production
19.1
National wine grape crush ('000 t)
43.3
Winemaking locations
32.2



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