1345.4 - SA Stats, Feb 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/02/2011   
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Feature Articles
NEW THIS MONTH - Young People, Sports and Physical Recreation in South Australia
In 2009-10, participation in sports and physical recreation by SA males aged 18-24 (66%) was significantly lower than those aged 15-17 years (91%).
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's estimated resident population (ERP) increased by approximately 20,000 for the year ended 30 June 2010.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
South Australia's trend unemployment rate holds steady at 5.5% in January 2011.
Includes: Average weekly earnings
Females working full-time in South Australia earned 13.1% less than male counterparts, on average, in August 2010.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
Household expenditure on 'Electricity, gas and other fuels' increased 5.2% in the September quarter 2010.
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
SA's retail turnover estimate down 1.3% in December 2010 compared to a 0.2% increase nationally.
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
Exploration expenditure on Copper and Uranium accounts for more than two thirds of SA's mineral exploration in the September quarter 2010.
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
Dwelling unit approvals in SA fall 2.3% in December 2010.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
Adelaide's house price index rises by 1.1% in the December quarter 2010.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
SA's average home loan commitment 20% lower than the national average in December 2010.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
Wheat surpasses Copper as SA's number one export commodity for December 2010.
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Adelaide's total reservoir capacity at 79% in January 2011, remaining above January levels for the previous two years.