5206.0 - Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, Sep 2008 Quality Declaration 
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MAIN FEATURES STATE FINAL DEMAND CHAIN VOLUME MEASURES

Trend
Seasonally adjusted
% change Jun 08 to Sep 08
% change Sep 07 to Sep 08
% points contribution to growth in DFD Jun 08 to Sep 08
% change Jun 08 to Sep 08
% change Sep 07 to Sep 08
% points contribution to growth in DFD Jun 08 to Sep 08

New South Wales
0.4
2.6
0.1
0.6
3.0
0.2
Victoria
0.1
2.8
-
-1.4
2.3
-0.3
Queensland
0.7
5.2
0.1
-0.5
5.3
-0.1
South Australia
1.0
4.1
0.1
1.2
5.1
0.1
Western Australia
2.1
7.9
0.3
1.6
7.3
0.2
Tasmania
0.8
4.8
-
-0.8
5.0
-
Northern Territory
2.8
11.1
-
3.1
11.0
-
Australian Capital Territory
0.5
1.5
-
0.3
2.1
-
Australia (DFD)(a)
0.7
4.1
0.7
0.4
4.1
0.4

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Domestic final demand.



SEPTEMBER QUARTER

Summary Comments

State Final Demand
  • In trend terms, growth in the September quarter was strongest in Northern Territory (up 2.8%) followed by Western Australia (up 2.1%) and South Australia (up 1.0%) with the weakest result in Victoria (up 0.1%).

Household final consumption expenditure
  • In trend terms, there was mixed growth across the states ranging from down 0.2% in Victoria and New South Wales to up 0.7% in the Northern Territory.

Government final consumption expenditure
  • Trend growth was strongest in Queensland (up 1.1%) and the weakest growth was in the ACT (up 0.3%). The strongest growth in seasonally adjusted terms was in South Australia (up 1.4%).

Private gross fixed capital formation
  • In trend terms, the strongest growth was recorded in the Northern Territory (up 7.7%) and Western Australia (up 4.1%). The weakest growth was in Victoria (down 0.3%). In seasonally adjusted terms, the strongest growth was in the Northern Territory (up 11.1%) and Victoria (down 6.5%) showed the weakest growth.
  • In seasonally adjusted terms, the strongest machinery and equipment investment growth was in the Australian Capital Territory (up 36.4%), while Tasmania recorded the largest fall (down 12.6%). The strongest growth in non-dwelling construction occurred in Tasmania (up 27.9%), with the weakest growth in Victoria (down 9.7%).