Monthly Archives: April 2017
In a recent commentary published in Health Voices, Dr Terence Cheng, Senior Lecturer of the School of Economics at University of Adelaide, takes a closer look at the recent apparent phenomenon of policy downgrades for private health insurance. Dr Cheng examines changes in spending on private health insurance premiums based on data collected in the Household […]
Australian Bureau of Statistics data on housing finance commitments released last week show some rebound in South Australian home lending activity in early 2017 following a steady decline in the second half of 2016. The number of owner occupied housing finance commitments rose by 0.4 per cent (trend estimate) to 3,856 across South Australia in […]
Labour force estimates released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today indicate that South Australia’s trend employment rose by 862 persons (0.1 per cent) in March 2017, while the number of unemployed people rose by 535 persons (0.9 per cent). Despite the relatively larger increase in unemployed persons, the trend unemployment rate remained steady at […]
South Australia’s comparative labour market performance over the past 5 years has been quite poor. The unemployment rate for South Australia rose strongly over the 4 years to mid-2015, and remains persistently above the national figure – see Figure 1. The deterioration in labour market conditions is a consequence of various factors, including but not […]
Regional population estimates released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics last week indicate that South Australia’s population rose by 0.5 per cent (9,262 persons) over the year to 30 June 2016.
South Australia’s recent population growth rate was well below the national rate of 1.4 per cent. In comparison to other states, South Australia recorded the […]
Latest merchandise trade data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today indicates that the value of South Australia’s international goods exports rose by 21 per cent to $986 million in February 2017. In comparison, the value of national goods exports rose by 2.4 per cent to $23,341 million.
While South Australia enjoyed a strong export […]
The manufacturing sector has historically been of moderately greater importance to the South Australian economy than the national economy. One of the characteristic features of South Australia’s more recent economic development is that this relatively greater importance of manufacturing has now almost completely disappeared.
Figure 1 show the manufacturing sector’s share of South Australian gross state […]