1345.4 - SA Stats, Feb 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/02/2010   
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Feature Articles
NEW this month - The new Australian Statistical Geography Standard
Provides information about the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) which will replace the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) in 2011.
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased by 19,400 during the year ended 30 June 2009.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
Trend unemployment rate for South Australia falls below 5%.
Includes: Average weekly earnings
In the year ended August 2009 average weekly full time earnings in South Australia grew by 5.1% compared to 5.4% 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 year ending September quarter 2009.
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
South Australian retail turnover falls 3.7% in December 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 September quarter 2009.
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
Dwelling unit approvals in South Australia rise for the fifth consecutive month.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
House prices in Adelaide grow at a slower rate than all other capitals.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Average home loan size for first home buyers in South Australia is 12% higher than for non-first home buyers.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
Wine accounts for 16% of South Australian exports in December 2009.
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Adelaide's water storage capacity at 68% as Glenelg to Adelaide pipeline is turned on.