1345.4 - SA Stats, Jul 2009  
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CONTENTS

Feature Articles
What are South Australians studying?
Demography
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased by 18,500 during the year ended 30 December 2008.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
The trend unemployment rates for South Australian males and females continue to diverge.
Incomes
Includes: Average weekly earnings
Average weekly full time earnings for South Australian males increased 6.8% in the year to February 2009, while female full time earnings increased 7.6%.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
South Australia the only state with increased State Final Demand in the March quarter 2009.
Consumption
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
Retail turnover in SA rose 1.8% from April 2009 to May 2009 (seasonally adjusted).
Investment
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
South Australia's Private New Capital Expenditure decreased by 2.3% to $1,201m in the March 2009 quarter.
Construction
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
The value of engineering work done in SA rose 5.7% in the March quarter 2009.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
Adelaide's CPI rose 1.6% in the year ending June quarter 2009.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
South Australian first home buyers borrow, on average, 25% more than non-first home buyers.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
The value of South Australia's merchandise exports rose 9.5% in May 2009
Water
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Total water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs rises to 59% of capacity at the end of June 2009.