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1345.4 - SA Stats, Jan 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/01/2010   
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Feature Articles
NEW this month - Houses in South Australia: The cost of building a dream
Over the last decade the average size of a new house in Adelaide has gone against the national trend and fallen by 9%. At the same time, the cost of building a new house has more than trebled.
Demography
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased by 19,400 during the year ended 30 June 2009.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
Trend unemployment rate for South Australia remains lower than the national rate.
Incomes
Includes: Average weekly earnings
In the year ended August 2009 average weekly full time earnings in South Australia grew by 5.1% compared to 5.4% nationally.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
In trend terms, South Australia has strongest growth in State Final Demand in the year ending September quarter 2009.
Consumption
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
South Australian retail sales growth strongest in the nation in November 2009.
Investment
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
Exploration expenditure on Uranium accounts for more than half of all mineral exploration expenditure in South Australia in the September quarter 2009.
Construction
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
In trend terms, the value of engineering construction exceeded the value of total building in the September quarter 2009.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
Adelaide's house price index rises for the second consecutive quarter.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Average home loan size for first home buyers in South Australia is 10% higher than for non-first home buyers.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
South Australian imports rose 18% in November 2009.
Water
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Adelaide consumed 137.4 gigalitres of water in 2009


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