1392.0 - Statistical News SA, Jun 2009  
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South Australia at a Glance, 2009 (cat. no. 1306.4)

This annual publication contains condensed information on South Australia as a proportion of Australia, in addition to summary information on the population, health and education. Other topics include labour, prices, agriculture, mining, construction, manufacturing, retail trade, foreign trade, tourist accommodation, transport, private finance and state accounts.

Findings from the publication include:

  • Almost one third (31.5%) of all winemaking locations were in South Australia in 2007-08 accounting for 45.3% of the national wine grape crush.
  • The gross value of fisheries and aquaculture production in South Australia was $426.5m in 2006-07; 19.5% of the Australian total.
  • In 2008 the imprisonment rate was lower in South Australia compared to total Australia (153.5 per 100,000 adult population compared to 164.7).
  • Average residential consumption of water per household has dropped from 241KL in 2006-07 to 191KL in 2007-08.
Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2007-08 (cat. no. 3218.0)

This product contains estimates of the resident populations of areas of Australia as at 30 June in each year from 2001 to 2008. The areas for which estimates are provided are Local Government Areas (LGAs), Statistical Local Areas, Statistical Divisions, Statistical Subdivisions, Statistical Districts and states and territories of Australia, according to the 2008 edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification.

South Australian findings include:
  • Victor Harbor (C), on the southern Fleurieu Peninsula, and Mount Barker (DC), in the Mt Lofty Ranges east of Adelaide, were the two fastest-growing LGAs in the state, with populations increasing by 3.5% and 2.9% respectively in 2007-08.
  • During 2007-08 the two LGAs with the largest population growth in the state were in the northern suburbs of the Adelaide Statistical Division. Salisbury (C) grew the most (2,400 people), followed by neighbouring Playford (C), which increased by 2,000 people.
Australian Industry, 2007-08 (cat. no. 8155.0)

Australian Industry, 2007-08 presents estimates derived using a combination of data from the Economic Activity Survey and business tax data sourced from the Australian Tax Office. For most industry divisions and subdivisions (as specified in the Australian and New Zealand Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006 edition), the publication provides national level estimates of: income; expenses; industry value added; operating profit before tax; capital expenditure; and selected components of these aggregates and derivations. State/territory estimates of income, employment, and wages and salaries, at the division level are also included.

In South Australia Manufacturing was the predominant industry when measured by share of employment. This differed from all other states and territories where retail trade was the predominant industry, with the exception of the Australian Capital Territory. Manufacturing was also the largest industry in terms of wages and salaries and share of sales and services income in South Australia.SA Stats (cat. no. 1345.4)

SA Stats provides an overview of the SA population and economy. This publication is updated on a monthly basis, with most releases also featuring an article that provides a SA focus on economic, social and environmental issues.

SA Stats, March 2009

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

There is no feature article in this month's issue.
SA Stats, April 2009

This month's SA Stats includes a new article on housing finance in South Australia. The article uses data from Housing Finance, Australia (cat. no 5609.0) to compare South Australian borrowings by first home buyers and non-first home buyers purchasing housing.
SA Stats, May 2009

The feature article examines data on journey to work in the City of Adelaide. The article uses data from the Census to compare methods of travel to work used by South Australian employees who work in the City of Adelaide.

Non ABS Releases

The geography of disability and economic disadvantage in Australian capital cities , Australian Institute of Health and Welfare cat. no. DIS 54.

This report presents data on the geographical distribution of severe disability among people aged less than 65 years living in Australian capital cities, based on analysis of the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.

South Australian related findings include:
  • 2.7% of people aged 0-64 years living in Adelaide Statistical Division had severe disability, ranging from 1.1% in the Statistical Local Areas of Adelaide Hills-Central to 6.0% in Playford-Elizabeth.
  • People living in the most disadvantaged quintile (based on the ABS Index of Economic Resources) of Adelaide were 2.6 times as likely to have severe disability (4.0%) as people living in the most advantaged quintile (1.5%).