1345.4 - SA Stats, Nov 2008  
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CONTENTS

Feature Articles
Adelaide's Population Turnover
Demography
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased 1.1% during the year ended 31 March 2008.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
South Australia's unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.2% in October 2008.
Incomes
Includes: Average weekly earnings
Average weekly earnings for South Australian males increased 5.0% in the year to August 2008, while female earnings increased 3.3%.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
South Australia's State Final Demand increased by 1.1% in the June quarter 2008.
Consumption
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
South Australia's retail turnover increased by 0.6% in September 2008.
Investment
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
South Australia's expenditure on Buildings and Structures decreased by $28m (4.6%) to $583m in the June 2008 quarter.
Construction
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
The total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia decreased by 1.4% from August 2008 to September 2008.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
The house price index for Adelaide rose 9.7% in the year to the September quarter 2008.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Total value of housing finance commitments (owner occupier) in South Australia has decreased ten months in a row.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
The value of South Australia's merchandise exports was $871m in September 2008 (down 18.5% from August 2008).
Water
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Total water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs was at 73% of capacity at the end of October 2008.