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1345.4 - SA Stats, Feb 2007  
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STATE ACCOUNTS


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.

The 0.7% increase in South Australia's State Final Demand recorded for the September 2006 quarter was similar to the increase in national Domestic Final Demand (0.6%).

Of the other states and territories the strongest growth for the quarter was reported in Queensland (up 1.9%) and the Northern Territory (up 1.5%). State Final Demand in Tasmania, however, fell 0.9% for the quarter.

In the September 1996 quarter South Australian State Final Demand comprised 7.1% of Australian Domestic Final Demand; by the September 2006 quarter, the proportion had declined to 6.8%. The proportional contribution to the Australian Domestic Final Demand of New South Wales and Tasmania also decreased over this time period while that of the other states and territories increased.

STATE FINAL DEMAND, Chain volume measures,
Percentage change from previous quarter, South Australia
Graph: State final demand, chain volume measures, percentage 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 September 2006 quarter HFCE was $9,745m (7.2% of the national total of $136,096m). This represented an 0.7% increase from the June 2006 quarter for both South Australia and Australia.

The expenditure components which showed the largest increases for South Australia when comparing September 2006 and September 2005 quarters were: Electricity, gas and other fuel (up 10.2 % to $301m); and Recreation and culture (up 4.8% to $1,197m). For this same comparison, the main Australian expenditure component increases were seen in: Electricity, gas and other fuel (up by 5.7% to $2,804m); and Furnishings and household equipment (up 5.6% to $7,907m). Decreases in expenditure on Cigarettes and tobacco were recorded for both South Australia (a 9.7% decrease to $177m) and Australia (an 8.0% decrease to $2,313m).

For South Australia, Electricity, gas and other fuel (up 2.0%) recorded the greatest increase in expenditure in the September 2006 quarter, followed by Furnishings and household equipment (up 1.9%). For the same period, the greatest increases for Australia were in Furnishings and household equipment (up 1.7%); and Transport services (up 1.5%). Expenditure for the quarter on Cigarettes and tobacco recorded the greatest decrease both for South Australia (down 1.7%) and Australia (down 1.0%).

Comparing September 2006 with September 1996, HFCE has increased 39.2% for South Australia and 46.8% for Australia.

HOUSEHOLD FINAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURE(a), Trend,
Chain volume measures, Percentage change from previous quarter

Graph: Household final consumption expenditure, trend, chain volume measures, percentage change from previous quater
Source: Australian National Accounts (cat. no. 5206.0)


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