1345.4 - SA Stats, Sep 2006  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/09/2006   
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This month in SA Stats
26/09/2006 | This is a quarterly data release and represents an overview of a number of economic, social and environment statistics. The topics covered include demography, state accounts, consumption, investment, production, prices, labour force, incomes, housing finance, and environment.

Includes: Estimated Resident Population
26/09/2006 | The estimated resident population for South Australia was 1,552,324 at 31 March 2006, an increase of 11,927 persons (0.8%) since 31 March 2005. This was the largest annual increase for 14 years.

State Accounts
Includes: State Final Demand, Household Final Consumption Expenditure
26/09/2006 | South Australia's June 2006 quarter State Final Demand in chain volume (trend) terms was $16,410m and Australia's Domestic Final Demand was $241,677m.

Includes: Retail Turnover, New Motor Vehicle Sales
26/09/2006 | The July 2006 trend estimate for South Australian retail turnover was $1,287.9m, compared with the Australian total of $18,111.3m.

Includes: Private New Capital Expenditure, Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Expenditure
26/09/2006 | In the June 2006 quarter, the South Australian chain volume (trend) estimate of private new capital expenditure decreased by 1.1% to $1,119m.

Includes: Building Approvals
26/09/2006 | For each of the last six months the total number (in trend terms) of dwelling units approved in South Australia has risen, from 884 in February 2006 to 968 in July 2006 (an increase of 9.5%).

Includes: Consumer Price Index (CPI)
26/09/2006 | The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Adelaide increased by 3.8% in the 12 months to June 2006, compared with a 4.0% rise in the weighted average of eight capital cities.

Labour Force
Includes: Job Vacancies, Employed persons, Unemployment
26/09/2006 | In original terms, South Australia's total number of job vacancies rose to about 10,800 in May 2006, considerably higher than the 7,400 recorded a year earlier.

Includes: Average Weekly Earnings
26/09/2006 | The trend estimate of average weekly (ordinary time) earnings for full-time adult persons in South Australia has increased by 6.5% in the 12 months to May 2006 reaching $989.20.

International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
26/09/2006 | The value of South Australian merchandise exports (in original terms) was $650m in July 2006, down from $911m in June 2006, and $709m in July 2005.

Housing Finance
Includes: Housing Finance Commitments
26/09/2006 | The trend estimate of the total value of housing finance commitments (owner occupation) in South Australia has risen by 21.4% to $898m in the 12 months to July 2006.

Includes: Fuel Production and Consumption, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Land Use Change and Forestry
26/09/2006 | The Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) compiles annual energy (and fuel) statistics for Australia and the states.