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1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Dec 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/01/2010   
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Statistical Summary
Includes: Social and Demographic Statistical Summary; Economic Statistical Summary
Updated 24/03/2010
Population
Includes: Population Growth; Births; Deaths (including Causes of Death)
Updated 28/01/2010
Social Trends
Includes: Marriages and Divorces; Education and Training; Crime and Justice
Updated 28/01/2010
Employment and Earnings
Includes: Labour Force Status; Industry of Employment;
Updated 24/03/2010. Western Australia's unemployment was unchanged from January to February 2010, remaining at 5.0% (trend and seasonally adjusted).

Average Weekly Earnings
Updated 24/03/2010. Average weekly ordinary time earnings for full-time adults rose 1.8% in trend terms and 2.0% in seasonally adjusted terms in the November quarter 2009.
State Accounts
Includes: State Final Demand
Updated 24/03/2010. State final demand (trend chain volume measures) in Western Australia increased for the third consecutive quarter in December 2009 (up 1.4%).
Prices
Includes: Consumer Price Index; House Price Indexes; Price Indexes of Materials Used in Building;
Updated 28/01/2010

Wage Price Index.
Updated 10/03/2010. Western Australia's Wage Price Index increased by 0.8% in the December quarter 2009.
Consumption
Includes: Retail;
Updated 28/01/2010

New Motor Vehicle Sales
Updated 10/03/2010. In January 2010, sales of new motor vehicles increased for the seventh consecutive month (up 4.8% in seasonally adjusted terms).
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Trade Surplus; Exports; Imports
Updated 28/01/2010
Investment and Finance
Includes: Private New Capital Expenditure;
Updated 24/03/2010. Total new capital expenditure for Western Australia fell in the December quarter (chain volume measures) by 2.3% (trend) and 2.6% (seasonally adjusted).

Lending Finance Commitments;
Updated 10/03/2010. In December 2009, commercial finance commitments fell by 2% from the previous month while personal finance commitments increased by almost 4%.

Housing Finance Commitments
Updated 24/02/10. In December 2009, the number of dwelling commitments for owner-occupiers decreased marginally (down 0.2% in trend terms).
Construction
Includes: Building Approvals;
Updated 24/03/2010. Residential building approvals continued to rise steadily in January 2010, increasing by 1.0% in trend terms to 2,114.

Value of Building Work Done; Number of Dwelling Units and Stage of Production; Engineering Construction Activity
Updated 28/01/2010
Mining and Energy
Includes: Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Expenditure; Mineral Production; Energy Production
Updated 28/01/2010
Tourism
Includes: Short-term Visitor Arrivals on Holiday; Short-term Resident Departures on Holiday
Updated 24/02/2010. Almost 78,000 tourists arrived in WA during the December quarter 2009, approximately 2% more than in the same quarter of 2008.

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