Country Idealist Profiles

South Australia – Economy

Posted in Australia, South Australia, South Australia Basics by belenu on July 25, 2008
South Australia’s economy relies on exports more than any other state in Australia. The manufacturing industry plays a very important role in South Australia’s economy, generating 15% of the state’s Gross State Product (GSP) and playing a large part in exports. The manufacturing industry consists of automotive and component manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, defence technology and electronic systems.
South Australia receives the least amount of federal funding for its local road network than any other state on a per capita or per kilometre basis. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Australia
  
Labour market situation (March 2008):  

Employment 

                    Full-time 533.4

                    Part-time 244.4

                    Total       777.8 

Unemployment rate 5.6%    

Participation rate 63%  

http://www.adelaide.edu.au/saces/economy/labour/ 

Poverty rate (2001):       11.1  (10.6% adults – 12.5% children)

http://www.aph.gov.au/library/pubs/RN/2004-05/05rn49.htm

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: