1345.4 - SA Stats, Dec 2009  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/12/2009   
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Feature Articles

International Students in South Australia
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 lower than the national rate.
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 Australians spend $91.4m on Clothing, footwear and personal accessories in October 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
In trend terms, the total number of dwelling units approved remains stable in October 2009.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
Adelaide's house price index rises for the second consecutive quarter.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Average home loan size in South Australia substantially lower than the national average.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
The value of South Australia's merchandise exports was $655m in October 2009.
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs falls to 85% of capacity by the end of November 2009.