1345.4 - SA Stats, Feb 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/02/2009   
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Feature Articles
Recent Increases in South Australia's Fertility
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased 1.1% during the year ended 30 June 2008.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
South Australia's unemployment rate increased slightly from 5.5% in December 2008 to 5.6% in January 2009.
Includes: Average weekly earnings
Average weekly earnings for South Australian males increased 5.0% in the year to August 2008, while female earnings increased 3.3%.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
South Australia's State Final Demand increased by 1.0% in the September quarter 2008.
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
Retail turnover in SA grew 2.4% from November 2008 to December 2008 (seasonally adjusted).
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
South Australia's Private New Capital Expenditure increased by 2.7% to $1,363m in the September 2008 quarter.
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
The total number of dwelling units approved in South Australia decreased by 4.0% from November 2008 to December 2008.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
The house price index for Adelaide rose 2.0% in the year to the December quarter 2008.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Total value of housing finance commitments (owner occupier) for South Australia in December 2008 was $938m.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
The value of South Australia's merchandise exports was $915m in December 2008 (up 19.5% from November 2008).
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Total water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs was at 70% of capacity at the end of January 2009.