1345.4 - SA Stats, Aug 2009  
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Feature Articles
Heating and Cooling
Demography
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased by 18,500 during the year ended 30 December 2008.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
Trend unemployment rate for South Australia lower than the national rate.
Incomes
Includes: Average weekly earnings
In the year ended May 2009 average weekly full time earnings in South Australia grew by 6.9% compared to 5.9% nationally.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
South Australia the only state with increased State Final Demand in the March quarter 2009.
Consumption
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
South Australian spending on clothes and soft goods increased 24% in the June quarter 2009.
Investment
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
South Australia's Private New Capital Expenditure decreased by 2.3% to $1,201m in the March 2009 quarter.
Construction
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
For the year ended June 2009, dwelling unit approvals in the South East Statistical Division rose 37.5%.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
Adelaide's house price index rises for the first time since March 2008.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Average home loan size in South Australia significantly lower than the national average.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
The value of South Australia's merchandise exports falls to $634m in June 2009
Water
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Wettest July since 1996 sees water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs rise to 73% of capacity.