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1345.4 - SA Stats, Aug 2010  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/08/2010   
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Feature Articles
NEW THIS MONTH - Beefing up our economy: Meat production in South Australia
Historically beef has accounted for the largest share of meat production in SA. However, since the mid 1990s increases in lamb and pig meat production has changed the composition of total red meat production in the state.
Demography
Includes: Estimated resident population, Components of population change
South Australia's population increased by 21,200 during the year ending 31 December 2009.
Labour Force
Includes: Contents, Employed persons, Unemployment, Participation rate
South Australia's trend unemployment rate 5.3% in July 2010.
Incomes
Includes: Average weekly earnings
Females working full-time in South Australia earn 14.3% less than male counterparts, on average, in May 2010.
State Accounts
Includes: State accounts, Household final consumption expenditure (HFCE)
'Purchase of vehicles' main contributor to growth in SA's Household final consumption expenditure in March quarter 2010.
Consumption
Includes: Retail trade, New motor vehicle sales
Retail sales in SA fall 1.0% in June 2010.
Investment
Includes: Private new capital expenditure, Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure
Expenditure on mineral and petroleum exploration in SA falls to new low in March quarter 2010.
Construction
Includes: Building approvals, Construction work done
Number of dwelling units approved in SA falls in June 2010 for the first time in eleven months.
Price Indexes
Includes: Contents, Consumer price index, Wage price index, House price index
SA's wage price index increased 0.7% compared to 0.6% nationally in the June quarter 2010.
Housing Finance
Includes: Housing finance commitments
Average loan size for first home buyers in SA falls 3.8% in June 2010.
International Merchandise Trade
Includes: Exports and Imports
South Australian exports for June 2010 up 32% over the same time in the previous year.
Water
Includes: Rainfall, Reservoir levels
Total water storage in Adelaide's reservoirs at 56% of capacity at the end of July 2010.


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