1345.4 - SA Stats, Dec 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/12/2010   
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Feature Articles
NEW THIS MONTH - Women in South Australia's workforce
Women held 43.4% of South Australia's highest skilled occupations in 2009, up from 38.8% in 1999.
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
SA realised a net loss of 3,012 persons through interstate migration for the year ending March 2010.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
Unemployment in South Australia higher than the national rate for the seventh consecutive month.
Includes: Average weekly earnings
Females working full-time in South Australia earned 13.1% less than male counterparts, on average, in August 2010.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
Household expenditure on 'Electricity, gas and other fuels' increased 5.2% in the September quarter 2010.
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
SA's October 2010 retail turnover estimate down 0.2% from the previous month compared to a fall of 1.1% nationally.
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
Exploration expenditure on Copper and Uranium accounts for more than two thirds of SA's mineral exploration in the September quarter 2010.
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
Dwelling unit approvals in SA falls for the fifth consecutive month; down 2.6% in October 2010.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
Adelaide's house price index falls for the first time since March 2009.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Average loan size for owner occupied dwellings in SA increased 2.8% in October 2010.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
Copper contributes one and a half times the value of Wine to SA's total exports in October 2010.
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Spring 2010 the second wettest on record for South Australia.