1345.4 - SA Stats, Sep 2008  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/09/2008   
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Feature Articles

Adelaide's Suburbs of Advantage and Disadvantage
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased 1.0% for the year ended 31 December 2007.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
South Australia's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.6% in August 2008.
Includes: Average weekly earnings
Average weekly earnings for South Australian males increased 4.8% in the year to May 2008, while female earnings increased 1.2%.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
South Australia's State Final Demand increased by 1.1% in the June quarter 2008.
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
South Australia's retail turnover increased by 0.6% in July 2008.
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
South Australia's expenditure on Buildings and Structures decreased by $28m (4.6%) to $583m in the June 2008 quarter.
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
The total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia increased by 0.4% from June 2008 to July 2008.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
The price index for established houses for Adelaide rose 16.2% for the year ended June quarter 2008.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Total value of housing finance commitments (owner occupier) in South Australia have decreased eight months in a row.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
The value of South Australia's merchandise exports was $861m in July 2008 (down 4.5% from July 2007).
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Total water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs was at 66% of capacity at the beginning of September 2008.