1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, 2010  
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Nov 2010
Oct 2010 to Nov 2010
Nov 2009 to Nov 2010
Turnover at current prices
% change
% change

Trend estimates
2 217.6
Seasonally adjusted estimates
2 210.9

Source: Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0).

  • While the seasonally adjusted estimate decreased marginally (-0.2%) in November 2010, WA was one of four states to record positive growth in retail turnover in trend terms (0.3%).
  • Despite flattening in early 2010, the WA trend estimate rose for four consecutive months to November 2010, to be 2.2% higher than for November 2009.

Monthly Retail Turnover, Current Prices
Graph: Monthly Retail Turnover, Current Prices

  • Growth in monthly retail turnover in WA slowed following the global economic downturn. In the three years to November 2010, the average monthly increase in turnover was just 0.2%, compared with an average monthly increase of 0.6% during the previous three years.

Retail Turnover, Selected Industries: Seasonally Adjusted -
Change from Nov 2009 to Nov 2010

  • The increase in retail turnover between November 2009 and November 2010 (1.5% in seasonally adjusted terms) was predominately driven by increased turnover in Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services (up 11%).
  • For the same period, decreases in turnover were recorded for Household goods retailing (down 3.6%) and Clothing, footwear and personal accessory (down 2.5%) .

This link takes you to time series spreadsheets from Retail Trade, Australia, Nov 2010 (cat. no.8501.0). Tables 3 and 4 contain monthly turnover data by state. Tables 11-13 contain retail turnover by state and industry.

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