1345.4 - SA Stats, Sep 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/09/2009   
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Feature Articles

One Parent families with dependent children in South Australia
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 13.3% in the year to July 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
For the year ended July 2009, dwelling unit approvals in the South East Statistical Division rose 44.7%.
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 was $644m in July 2009
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs rises to 79% of capacity by the end of winter.