1345.4 - SA Stats, Oct 2010  
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Feature Articles
NEW THIS MONTH - Making better use of Public Sector information
Government organisations are increasingly interested in sharing data and making it available for public use to help build a comprehensive and coherent statistical picture of the economy.
Demography
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
SA realised a net loss of 3,012 persons through interstate migration for the year ending March 2010.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
Unemployment in South Australia holds steady at 5.4% in September 2010.
Incomes
Includes: Average weekly earnings
Females working full-time in South Australia earn 14.3% less than male counterparts, on average, in May 2010.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
'Electricity, gas and other fuels' is the main contributor to growth in SA's Household final consumption expenditure in June quarter 2010.
Consumption
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
Household goods retailing the only SA industry group to record lower turnover in the year to August 2010.
Investment
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
Expenditure on Copper and Uranium accounts for almost 70% of SA's mineral exploration expenditure in June quarter 2010.
Construction
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
South Australian private sector house approvals as a proportion of total dwelling unit approvals falls to 60.8% in August 2010.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
SA's wage price index increased 0.7% compared to 0.6% nationally in the June quarter 2010.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Average loan size for first home buyers in SA 5.4% higher than for non-first home buyers in August 2010.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
Wine, Wheat and Copper were South Australia's most significant export commodities in August 2010.
Water
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Adelaide's total reservoir capacity reaches 93% at the end of September 2010.