1345.4 - SA Stats, Oct 2008  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/10/2008   
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Feature Articles
Contributors to Adelaide's Price Rises
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased 1.1% during the year ended 31 March 2008.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
South Australia's unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.0% in September 2008.
Includes: Average weekly earnings
Average weekly earnings for South Australian males increased 4.8% in the year to May 2008.
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 0.7% in August 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 decreased by 1.3% from July 2008 to August 2008.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
The CPI for Adelaide increased 5.1% in the year to the September quarter 2008.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Total value of housing finance commitments (owner occupier) in South Australia have decreased nine months in a row.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
The value of South Australia's merchandise exports was $1,100m in August 2008 (up 28.4% from July 2008).
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Total water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs was at 72% of capacity at the beginning of October 2008.