Wednesday 21 March 2018, Min: 12 C, Max: 26 C. Sunny.
SA State election 2018: Update 20th March: The seat of Adelaide has swung away from Jo Chapley, ALP who is currently trailing Rachel Sanderson, Liberal party by 437 votes on two candidate preferred.
SA State election 2018 preliminary results: The Liberal party has secured 20 seats, ALP 17 seats, the independents 3 seats, and there are 7 seats undecided. It most likely will be a new Liberal SA government, with a small possibility of some deals with independents. Of course ALP have too much ground to make up needing to get the 3 independents plus another 4 seats from the undecided, which means making deals with SAB candidates if they win. So Labor minority government may be a possible outcome with independents and SAB!
SA state and Adelaide area: The SES has canceled the Extreme Heat Warning for South Australia. SES Warning details:
Environment: Adelaide suffers with a max of 43.6 C on 28 January 2018 at the end of another small heat wave.
Environment: Adelaide was hit with a max of 43C on 19 January 2018 at the end of a small heat wave.
For the month of January, Adelaide has endured a maximum daily temperature of 43 degrees C and over five times in the last 10 years and nine times in the last 41 years.
Economy: The Australian economy grew by 0.8 % in June quarter at the expense of household savings falling by 4.6%.
Domestic spending increased by 1.0 % for the quarter, driven by growth in household consumption, with expenditure on food, clothing and household furnishings increasing by 0.7%. The compensation of employees (COE) rose by 0.7% coupled with the strong increase in household spending saw the percentage of income which households are saving fall to 4.6 %. Source ABS
Crime: Motor vehicle thefts rose 9% in 2016
Motor vehicle thefts rose 9% (or 4561) from 2015 to 56,086 victims in 2016. For South Australia there was a 10% increase (or 332 victims) since 2015. The total increase was made up of a rises in Victoria of 25% (or 3,855 victims) and Queensland a rise of 19% (or 1,596), South Australia 10% while there was a decrease in thefts in other states. (Source ABS)
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) or inflation rose by 0.5% in March 2017 quarter.
SA’s employed persons (seasonally adjusted) were less for March 2017. (Source ABS)
The ‘Typical’ South Australian
The latest ABS media release for the 2016 Census has revealed “the ‘typical’ South Australian is a 40 year old female”, born in Australia, and has English ancestry, and speaks English at home. She is married and lives in a couple family with two children. She lives in a home with three bedrooms and two motor vehicles. She has also completed Year 12, and does between five and 14 hours of unpaid domestic work per week. (Source ABS media release, using mode statistics, [The mode is the most commonly occurring value in a distribution]).
SA’s Renewable sector FTE rate falls in 2015-16.
SA’s unemployment rate rose to 7.8% for February 2017.
There was a 1.0% fall in sales of new motor vehicles in February 2017 as compared to the previous month in SA. (Source ABS)
The South Australian state election is due to be held on 18th March 2016, just 12 months away!
SA’s Premier announces a new energy plan for SA, so as to provide SA with a reliable energy supply.
The number of visitor movements to SA rose for Jan 2017
The Construction industry had the highest number of working days lost (15,800) by industry, accounting for 43% of total working days lost. (Source: ABS 6321)
Almost 90% of children aged four and 20% of children aged five were enrolled in a preschool program in 2016. (Source ABS 4240)
Lamb meat production increased 3% in January 2017 and was up 8% or 3,600 tonnes when compared to January 2016. (Source ABS 7218)