1345.4 - SA Stats, Aug 2008  
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CONTENTS

Feature Articles
South Australia's Agriculture Industry
Demography
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased 1.0% for the year ended 31 December 2007.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
South Australia's unemployment rate remained steady at 4.8% in July 2008.
Incomes
Includes: Average weekly earnings
Average weekly earnings for South Australian males increased 4.8% in the year to May 2008, while female earnings increased 1.2%.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
South Australia's State Final Demand increased 1.1% in the March quarter 2008.
Consumption
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
South Australia's retail turnover increased 0.5% in June 2008.
Investment
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
South Australia's expenditure on Buildings and structures exceeded that on Equipment, plants and machinery in the March quarter 2008.
Construction
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
The total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia increased by 2.4% from May 2008 to June 2008.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
The price index for established houses for Adelaide rose 16.2% for the year ended June quarter 2008.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Total value of housing finance commitments (owner occupier) in South Australia decrease seven months in a row.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
The value of South Australia's merchandise exports was $906m in June 2008 (up 13.0% from June 2007).
Water
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
The Bureau of Meteorology reports total water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs was at 51% of capacity at the end of July 2008.