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1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Mar 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/04/2009   
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SECTION 4 STATE ACCOUNTS




State Final Demand

  • In seasonally adjusted terms, Western Australia's state final demand grew 0.6% in the December quarter 2008.
  • Growth in final consumption expenditure for the quarter was minimal for general government and slightly down for households but was stronger for private gross fixed capital formation (up 1.7% seasonally adjusted).

11 COMPONENTS OF STATE FINAL DEMAND, Chain volume measures(a)

2007
2008
Percentage change
December
September
December
Previous quarter
Same quarter previous year
$m
$m
$m
%
%

TREND

Final consumption expenditure
General government
4 303
4 392
4 407
0.3
2.4
Households
15 029
15 375
15 469
0.6
2.9
Total final consumption expenditure
19 332
19 767
19 876
0.6
2.8
Private gross fixed capital formation
12 573
13 669
13 865
1.4
10.3
Public gross fixed capital formation
np
np
np
np
np
State final demand
33 241
34 865
35 211
1.0
5.9

SEASONALLY ADJUSTED

Final consumption expenditure
General government
4 323
4 399
4 405
0.1
1.9
Households
15 027
15 466
15 439
-0.2
2.7
Total final consumption expenditure
19 350
19 865
19 844
-0.1
2.6
Private gross fixed capital formation
12 460
13 555
13 786
1.7
10.6
Public gross fixed capital formation
1 339
1 453
1 453
-
8.5
State final demand
33 150
34 873
35 083
0.6
5.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
(a) Reference year for chain volume measures is 2006-07.
Source: Australian National Accounts: National Income, Expenditure and Product, cat. no. 5206.0.
  • Western Australia's state final demand (trend chain volume measures) rose 1.0% to just over $35 billion in the December quarter 2008 following 1.4% growth in the previous quarter. Nationally, domestic final demand grew 0.3% in the December quarter 2008.
  • Growth in the December quarter was second highest amongst the states and territories, with Northern Territory having the highest growth of 1.8%.

STATE FINAL DEMAND, Chain volume measures - Change from previous quarter
Graph: STATE FINAL DEMAND, Chain volume measures—Change from previous quarter



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