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1345.4 - SA Stats, Mar 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/03/2008   
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This issue of SA Stats is a quarterly data release and represents an overview of a number of economic, social and environment statistics. The topics covered include demography, state accounts, consumption, investment, production, prices, labour force, incomes, housing finance, and water.

SA Stats provides an overview of the South Australian economy. The overview is updated on a quarterly basis (in March, June, September and December) and in the intervening months the publication includes feature articles that provide a South Australian focus on economic and social issues.

Explanatory Notes are not included in SA Stats in the form found in other ABS publications. Readers are directed to the Explanatory Notes contained in related ABS publications (links to source documents are provided in the summary table).

If you have any comments about this product please contact James Inglis on ph: (08) 8237 7405 or alternatively email sa.statistics@abs.gov.au.


South Australia
Australia
%
Period

Estimated Resident Population
1 588 481
21 097 148
7.5%
Sep 2007 Qtr
State Final Demand (trend)
$17 530m
$266 734m
6.6%
Dec 2007 Qtr
Household Final Consumption Expenditure
$10 421m
$147 791m
7.1%
Dec 2007 Qtr
Retail Turnover
$1 411.1m
$20 183.2m
7.0%
Jan 2008
New Motor Vehicle Sales
5 633
91 300
6.2%
Feb 2008
Private New Capital Expenditure
$1 178m
$20 453m
5.8%
Dec 2007 Qtr
Mineral Exploration Expenditure
$93.5m
$625.9m
14.9%
Dec 2007 Qtr
Petroleum Exploration Expenditure
$72.5m
$770.0m
9.4%
Dec 2007 Qtr
Building Approvals (dwelling units)
1 073
13 463
8.0%
Jan 2008
Consumer Price Index Quarterly % Change (all groups)
2.7%
*3.0%
n.a.
Dec 2007 Qtr
Job Vacancies (original)
9 400
182 800
5.1%
Nov 2007 Qtr
Employed persons (trend)
775 800
10 649 700
7.3%
Feb 2008
Unemployment rate (trend)
4.6%
4.1%
n.a.
Feb 2008
Average Weekly Earnings
$1 046.10
$1 112.70
n.a.
Nov 2007
Exports
$657m
$13 185m
5.0%
Jan 2008
Imports
$634m
$16 937m
3.7%
Jan 2008
Housing Finance Commitments
$ 1 072m
$15 775m
6.8%
Jan 2008
Average Loan Size (owner occupied)
$188 100
$233 900
n.a.
Jan 2008
Tourist Accommodation Takings
$102.9m
$2 457.3m
4.2%
Sep 2007 Qtr

*Average of 8 capital cities
n.a. not applicable



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