1345.4 - SA Stats, July 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/07/2010   
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Feature Articles
NEW THIS MONTH - Children's Use of the Internet and Mobile Phones in South Australia
In our technology driven and communication rich world, 79% of South Australian children have access to the internet either at home or school, and nearly a third own a mobile phone.
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased by 21,200 during the year ending 31 December 2009.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
South Australia's trend unemployment rate rises for fifth consecutive month.
Includes: Average weekly earnings
In the year to February 2010 average weekly full time earnings in SA rose by 2.1% compared to 5.9% nationally.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
'Purchase of vehicles' main contributor to growth in SA's Household final consumption expenditure in March quarter 2010.
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
Retail turnover in SA falls 0.9% in May 2010.
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
Expenditure on mineral and petroleum exploration in SA falls to new low in March quarter 2010.
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
Number of SA dwelling unit approvals for May 2010 exceeds previous high.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
SA's housing price index rises 2.7% in March quarter 2010.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
SA's average loan commitment for first home buyers rose to $246,000 in May 2010.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
South Australian exports up 20% in May 2010.
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Total water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs falls to 55% of capacity at the end of June 2010.