1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2008  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/05/2008   
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In This Issue
(27/05/2008) | This issue of SA Stats focuses on literacy of South Australians in 2006.

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Includes: Estimated Resident Population
(27/03/2008) | The preliminary estimated resident population (ERP) for South Australia was 1,588,481 at 30 September 2007, an increase of 15,989 persons (1.0%) since 30 September 2006.
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State Accounts
Includes: State Final Demand, Household Final Consumption Expenditure
(27/03/2008) | South Australia's December 2007 quarter State Final Demand in chain volume (trend) terms was $17,530m and Australia's Domestic Final Demand was $266,734m.
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Includes: Retail Turnover, New Motor Vehicle Sales
(27/03/2008) | The January 2008 trend estimate for South Australia's retail turnover was $1,411.1m, while the estimate for Australia was $20,183.2m.

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Includes: Private New Capital Expenditure, Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Expenditure
(27/03/2008) | Between the September 2007 and the December 2007 quarters, the South Australian chain volume (trend) estimate of private new capital expenditure decreased by 2.5% to $1,178m.

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Includes: Building Approvals
(27/03/2008) | In January 2008, the total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia (in trend terms) was 1,073. Nationally, the total number of dwelling units approved (in trend terms) was 13,463.
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Includes: Consumer Price Index (CPI)
(27/03/2008) | The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Adelaide increased by 2.7% in the 12 months to December 2007, compared with a 3.0% rise in the weighted average of eight capital cities.

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Labour Force
Includes: Job Vacancies, Employed persons, Unemployment
(27/03/2008) | In original terms, South Australia's total number of job vacancies decreased to about 9,400 in November 2007 from 10,000 in August 2007. The November 2007 vacancies were the same as in November 2006.

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Includes: Average Weekly Earnings
(27/03/2008) | The trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings for full-time adult persons in South Australia increased by 5.2% to $1,046.10 in the 12 months to November 2007.

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Includes: Exports and Imports
(27/03/2008) | The value of Australian merchandise exports for January 2008 was $13,185m, which was 4.4% greater than that for January 2007. The value of Australian merchandise imports for January 2008 was $16,937m, a 16.5% increase from January 2007.

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Housing Finance
Includes: Housing Finance Commitments
(27/03/2008) | The trend estimate of the total value of housing finance commitments (owner occupation) in South Australia in January 2008 was $1,072m, an increase of 15.9% from January 2007.

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Includes: Winter Rainfall, Adelaide's Reservoir levels
(27/03/2008) | The Bureau of Meteorology's Seasonal Climate Summary for South Australia for summer 2008 reported that the season's rainfall was generally below average apart from the west of the state where it was slightly above average.

Image: Tourist accommodationTourist Accommodation
Includes: Tourist Accommodation
(27/03/2008) | Room occupancy rates for hotels, motels and serviced apartments with fifteen or more rooms for the September 2007 quarter were 65.5% for South Australia in trend terms.