1345.4 - SA Stats, Mar 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/03/2010   
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Feature Articles
NEW this month - Burial and cremation trends in South Australia
Analyses current burial and cremation trends and finds that even if the gradual shift to cremations were to continue, South Australia's projected population growth could put pressure on cemetery space.
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased by 20,900 during the year ended 30 September 2009.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
Trend unemployment rate for South Australia lowest since mid 2008.
Includes: Average weekly earnings
In the year ended November 2009 average weekly full time earnings in South Australia grew by 2.9% compared to 5.6% nationally.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
Household final consumption expenditure in SA increases slightly in the December quarter 2009.
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
South Australian retail sales growth strongest in the nation.
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
Exploration expenditure on Copper and Uranium accounts for two thirds of all exploration expenditure in South Australia in the December quarter 2009.
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
Dwelling unit approvals in South Australia rise for the sixth consecutive month.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
South Australian wage price index increases 0.6% in the December quarter 2009.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Average home loan in South Australia 20% smaller than the Australian average.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
South Australian exports fall almost 30% in January 2010.
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
South Australian summer 2009-10 delivers above average temperatures and variable rainfall