1345.4 - SA Stats, May 2010  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/05/2010   
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Feature Articles
NEW THIS MONTH - Interstate Departures from South Australia
South Australia currently has the slowest population growth of all Australian mainland states and a key factor behind this slow growth rate is the state's annual net loss of people due to interstate migration.
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 to February 2010 average weekly full time earnings in SA rose by 2.1% compared to 5.9% 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 19.4% in the year to March 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
Number of dwelling units approved in South Australia rises 2.8% in March 2010.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
SA's housing price index rises 2.7% in March quarter 2010.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Average home loan commitment for 1st home buyers in SA rises 6.3% in March 2010.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
Wine accounts for 19.5% of South Australian exports in March 2010.
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Adelaide's reservoir levels remain at 61% of capacity in April 2010.