Category: data wrap
A round up of recent major economic and social indicators for the state of South Australia.
This edition of Data Wrap considers recent South Australian developments in respect of business investment, construction activity, overseas services exports and the wellbeing of the population. A more detailed analysis of these topics will be provided in the Centre’s upcoming June Economic Briefing Report.
Private sector new capital expenditure softens
ABS data on private new capital expenditure, […]
In this edition of the Data Wrap we take a look at key data releases over the past couple weeks that provide insight into the recent performance of the South Australian economy. Topics include the latest labour market report, wages growth, retail sales, local government price inflation, and forward indicators for the residential building sector.
Adelaide has second slowest capital city population growth
Regional population data released by the ABS earlier this week reveals that Adelaide had the second slowest rate of capital city population growth in 2016/17. The total estimated resident population for the Greater Adelaide Capital City Statistical Area rose by 0.7 per cent, or 9,648 persons, over the […]
In this edition of Data Wrap, we consider the latest round of ABS employment data releases, before covering the latest developments in engineering construction and property prices.
Job vacancies tick up
Job vacancies data released by the ABS today suggests that vacancies in South Australia rose in the early part of the year. Total job vacancies in […]
Demand growth slows back to trend pace
Outside monthly employment data, quarterly estimates of state final demand (SFD) provides the best gauge of recent macroeconomic developments for the South Australian economy. SFD comprises all final consumption and investment expenditures made in the state, but excludes other forms of economic activity, most notably exports.
The latest SFD estimates […]
SA Data Wrap – wage growth slows although employment growth remains solid, inflation faced by local government picks up
Wage growth slows in South Australia
Latest figures from the ABS indicate that the annual rate of wage growth in South Australia has continued to slow. Wages in South Australia as measured by the Wage Price Index (WPI) rose by 1.9 per cent through the year to the December quarter 2017. This annual result is the […]
SA employment growth is slowing but healthy
South Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 per cent in November. However, the October unemployment rate was revised up from 5.6 to 5.8 per cent taking into account information in the latest ABS Labour Force Survey. Thus the marked improvement in South Australia’s unemployment rate that has […]
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 […]
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 […]