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.
Labour market situation (March 2008):  


                    Full-time 533.4

                    Part-time 244.4

                    Total       777.8 

Unemployment rate 5.6%    

Participation rate 63% 

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


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