1345.4 - SA Stats, Oct 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/10/2009   
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Feature Articles
Who's not in the Labour Force?
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased by 18,600 during the year ended 31 March 2009.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
Trend unemployment rate for South Australia lower than the national rate.
Includes: Average weekly earnings
In the year ended May 2009 average weekly full time earnings in South Australia grew by 6.9% compared to 5.9% nationally.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
In trend terms, South Australia has strongest growth in State Final Demand in the June quarter 2009.
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
South Australian spending on Clothes, footwear and personal accessories increased 13.8% in the year to August 2009.
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
Exploration expenditure on Uranium accounts for more than half of all mineral exploration expenditure in South Australia in the June quarter 2009.
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
The trend estimate for the value of engineering work done rose 11.8% in the June quarter 2009.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
Adelaide's house price index rises for the first time since March 2008.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Average home loan size in South Australia significantly lower than the national average.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
The value of South Australia's merchandise exports rose 7.6% to $682m in August 2009.
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs rises to 90% of capacity by the end of September 2009.