Monthly Archives: November 2017
South Australian enjoys strongest growth in eight years, but dependent on agriculture
State level estimates of gross domestic product, which the ABS calls gross state product (GSP), are produced by the ABS on an annual basis as part of its State Accounts series. GSP represents the total market value of all final goods and services that […]
SA Data Wrap – a mixed labour force report, sluggish wages growth and higher inflation for local government
South Australia records mixed labour market performance in October
South Australia’s trend unemployment rate fell to 5.6 per cent in October, down from 5.8 per cent in September. However, the improvement was partly driven by a decline in the participation rate, which fell by 0.1 percentage points to 61.9 per cent. This fall in participation explains […]
Last month saw the publication of the fourth edition of “Thinking about Poverty”, edited by Klaus Serr, La Trobe University.
The book examines aspects of poverty and inequality in Australia from theoretical and empirical perspectives.
In their contribution on “Un(der)employment, Poverty and the Future of Work after the Global Financial Crisis”, SACES Senior Research Fellow Dr Andreas Cebulla […]
South Australian Data Wrap – goods exports and building approvals at strong levels, but retail sales disappoint
South Australian merchandise exports remain at a strong level despite recent softening
The Australian Bureau of Statistics produces state level estimates of the value of overseas goods exports on a monthly basis. The latest estimates released last Thursday show that South Australia’s overseas goods exports have moderated over recent months, but remain well up compared […]
The Commonwealth Treasurer and the Productivity Commission (PC) seem intent on providing a greater share of goods and services tax (GST) grants to Western Australia (WA).
But do you have to change the definition of horizontal fiscal equalization (HFE) to deliver a fiscal advantage to WA, being the outlier fiscally strongest State, at the expense of […]