Sunday 8th December 2019, Min: 16 C, Max: 38 C. Very hot and mostly sunny.
Tourism: For the last 2 years overseas visitor arrivals to Australia have been trending upwards from ~740,000 in August 2017 to just over 810,000 in August 2019 a 0.9% increase since the previous month of 812,600 trips, source ABS.
Transport: South Australian passenger vehicles have an average age of 11.6 years, with just over 27% of cars made prior 2003. Only Tasmania has a higher average of 12.4 years. The national average is 9.9 years. The rest of the states and territories range from 9.4 to 10.7 years, source ABS Motor vehicle census 2019.
Economics: Dwelling approvals continue to trend downwards for 2019.
Environment: Extinction Rebellion (ER) Australia group protests in Australia. A recent ABC documentary about the Extinction Rebellion (ER) group has given Australians an insight into the group. The Adelaide ER group is holding a week long series of events.
Finance: Lending to households has trended upwards for the last three months June, July August 2019, while lending for businesses has started to trended downwards in August 2019 (source ABS).
Friday 17 May 2019: Australia mourns Bob Hawke (AC) 89
Thursday 16 May 2019: Bob Hawke leaves us.
Hawke, Robert James Lee AC, (the Hon.), (AC) (1929-) Born 9.12.29 at Bordertown, South Australia . Member for Wills (Vic) 1980-92, Ministerial Appointments:
Prime Minister from 11.3.83 to 20.12.91 source National Library of Australia Trove
Even though the SES has not issued an Extreme heat media release, it is worth reminding ourselves of what they wrote in their 21 Jan 2019 Extreme heat media release, as we look at BOMs 7 day forecast of another six days in a row of maximum temperatures over 36C.
The SES has issued an Heatwave Advice Reduced Threat advice for South Australia.
Adelaide’s highest recorded temperature 47.4C.
Adelaide and South Australian residents have been on a roller coaster of extreme weather conditions for the last few weeks. Today 24th January 2019 temperatures hovered in the high 40’s for hours, peaking at never seen before high of 47.4C in the last 42 years of recordings. For more details.
The SES has issued an Extreme Heatwave Emergency Warning for South Australia.
Three of the highest December temperatures have all occurred in the last 5 years.
Adelaide has again reminded residents it’s not a place to live with out some form of cooling. Hitting 43.1C over two degrees past the predicted maximum of 41C. At 43.1C it’s the third highest temperature recorded for December at the Kent town weather station over the last 42 years. See more details
SA State election 2018: Update 27 March: The seat of Adelaide with only 89% of votes counted has swung away from Jo Chapley, ALP who is currently trailing Rachel Sanderson, Liberal party by 425 votes on two candidate preferred. The seat of Mawson with only 92% of votes counted has Leon Bignell, ALP currently leading Andy Gilfillan, Liberal party by 115 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)