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1345.4 - SA Stats, Aug 2008  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/08/2008   
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FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
September 2008 30 September 2008
October 2008 28 October 2008
November 2008 25 November 2008
December 2008 18 December 2008
January 2009 27 January 2009



WHAT'S NEW THIS MONTH

Topics which have been updated with new data in this month's issue of SA Stats include: Labour Force; Incomes; Consumption; Construction; Price Indexes; Housing Finance; International Merchandise Trade; and Water.

A new article, ' South Australia'a Agriculture Industry', is included in this month's SA Stats. This article provides an overview of South Australia's agriculture industry using data from multiple sources, with an overview of how it has changed over the ten years between 1996-97 and 2006-07.

This month's issue of SA Stats shows the house price index for established houses in Adelaide rose 0.4% in the June quarter 2008. However, the percentage increase for the year (from June 2007 to June 2008) for Adelaide (16.2%) was the largest of all Australian capital cities.

The average home loan commitment for owner occupied dwellings in South Australia in June 2008 was $193,100, showing little change from June 2007 ($193,500). Between June 2007 and June 2008, the average loan size for first home buyers has increased 9.6% (from $207,300 to $209,300). Over the same period, the average loan size for non-first home buyers has decreased 1.1% (from $192,500 to $190,300).


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or James Inglis on Adelaide (08) 8237 7405, or email sa.statistics@abs.gov.au.


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