1345.4 - SA Stats, Jun 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/06/2010   
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Feature Articles
NEW THIS MONTH - International Students and the VET sector in South Australia
International students are significant contributors to the South Australian economy, Income from international students was $990m in 2009 which accounted for almost 10% of the state's exports.
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
Outer Adelaide SD records South Australia's largest population growth.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
SA's unemployment rate exceeds national rate for the first time since March 2009.
Includes: Average weekly earnings
In the year to February 2010 average weekly full time earnings in SA rose by 2.1% compared to 5.9% nationally.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
'Purchase of vehicles' main contributor to growth in SA's Household final consumption expenditure in March quarter 2010.
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
Retail turnover in SA reaches new high in April 2010.
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
Expenditure on mineral and petroleum exploration in SA falls to new low in March quarter 2010.
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
Number of dwelling units approved in SA plateaus in April 2010.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
SA's housing price index rises 2.7% in March quarter 2010.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
SA's average home loan commitment 20% lower than the national average in April 2010.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
Value of SA's exports rose 3.4% between March and April 2010, despite drop in the value of wine.
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Autumn 2010 produces average rainfall across most of South Australia.