1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/05/2009   
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Feature Articles
Journey to Work in the City of Adelaide
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased by 18,000 during the year ended 30 September 2008.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
South Australia's unemployment rate increased slightly from 5.7% in March 2009 to 5.8% in April 2009.
Includes: Average weekly earnings
Average weekly full time earnings for South Australian males increased 6.8% in the year to February 2009, while female full time earnings increased 7.6%.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
South Australia's State Final Demand increased by 0.7% in the December quarter 2008.
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
Retail turnover in SA grew 2.4% from February 2009 to March 2009 (seasonally adjusted).
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
South Australia's Private New Capital Expenditure decreased by 4.4% to $1,233m in the December 2008 quarter.
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
The total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia increased by 0.5% from February 2009 to March 2009.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
The house price index for Adelaide fell 1.9% in the year to the March quarter 2009.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Total value of housing finance commitments (owner occupier) for South Australia in March 2009 was $1,122m.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
The value of South Australia's merchandise exports was $807m in March 2009 (up 4.7% from February 2009).
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Total water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs was at 54% of capacity at the end of April 2009.