1345.4 - SA Stats, Apr 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/04/2010   
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Feature Articles
NEW this month - Engineering Construction in South Australia.
Driven by public sector projects, the value of engineering construction has exceeded the value of building construction in SA for the first time since this measure was introduced more than 20 years ago.
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
Trend unemployment rate for males in SA remains lower than females.
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
Expenditure on Clothing, footwear and personal accessories up 20% in the year to February 2010.
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
South Australian engineering construction continues to rise.
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 value in South Australia falls 4.7% in February 2010.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
South Australian exports up 26% in February 2010.
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
South Australia less reliant on the River Murray.