1345.4 - SA Stats, Apr 2011  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/04/2011   
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ISSUE Release Date
May 2011 31 May 2011
June 2011 28 June 2011
June 2011 28 June 2011
June 2011 28 June 2011


This month's SA Stats presents a feature article which examines South Australia's Changing Industrial Landscape over the decade to 2009-10, from two perspectives. Industry divisions are compared according to their employment levels and for their economic impact using the Gross Value Added (GVA) component of Gross State Product. In doing so, the intention is to identify the most prominent or newly emerging industries in terms of their contribution to South Australia's economy. Data are presented from the ABS State Accounts and Labour Force Survey.

Key points from this article:
  • South Australia's industries with the largest average annual employment over the past decade were Health Care and Social Assistance, Retail Trade and Manufacturing. Together they accounted for over one third of the State's average annual employment.
  • The Manufacturing industry has recorded negative growth in annual average employment between 2000-01 and 2009-10.
  • Since 2006-07, the Manufacturing industry has been surpassed by Health Care and Social Assistance as the industry with the largest average annual employment in South Australia.
  • From a production perspective Manufacturing still recorded the largest contribution to South Australia's economy over 2000-01 to 2009-10. However, its contribution to Gross State Product, in industry gross value added terms, fell from 15.0% to 11.7% over this period.

Other Explanatory Notes are not included in SA Stats in the form found in other ABS publications. Readers are directed to the Explanatory Notes contained in related ABS publications referenced in the feature article.

Topics which have been updated with new data in this month's issue of SA Stats include: Demography; Construction; Consumption; Housing Finance; International Merchandise Trade; Labour Force; and Water.


The final release of the current SA Stats product will be 28 June, 2011. Currently the ABS is developing a new national output - State and Territory Statistical Indicators (cat. no. 1367.0), anticipated release in July 2011. This product will provide an overview of the population, economy and environment for each of the Australian states and territories.


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 or Loucas Harous on Adelaide (08) 8237 7585, or email sa.statistics@abs.gov.au.