South Australia’s Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan’s visions and goals.
Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data is analysed and uploaded as it becomes available.
Target:56. Strategic infrastructure:
Ensure that the provision of key economic and social infrastructure accommodates population growth
The 2011 SASP specifies three key measures for this target. Each measure has a baseline year of 2010-11.
1: Real per capita asset stock
Real per capita asset stock is calculated by dividing the land and fixed assets for the non-financial public sector by the total by South Australia’s estimated resident population and adjusting for inflation.
The assets of the non-financial public sector includes: road, rail and water networks, land and building held mainly by education and health-related agencies and public housing assets.
As at 30 June 2011 (baseline year), land and other fixed assets held by the non‑financial public sector totalled $59.3 billion. Dividing by South Australia’s population of 1.6 million, the per capita asset stock is $36,168.
By 30 June 2015, land and other fixed assets held by the non‑financial public sector totalled $64.3 billion (nominal) ($63.8 billion in 2014) or $59.6 billion in real terms ($59.9 billion in 2014). Dividing by South Australia’s population of 1.7 million and adjusting for inflation, the real per capita asset stock is $35,114 ($35,527 in 2014).
The 2012 SASP Progress Report incorrectly calculated the real per capita asset stock by adding the general government and non-financial public sectors. This double-counted the assets of the general government sector, which is already included in the non-financial public sector data, and as such should be disregarded. The 2014 and 2016 progress reports have corrected this to show the true real per capita asset stock for the general and non-financial public sector back to 2008-09.
2: Public and private new engineering construction per capita
Public and private new engineering construction per capita includes activity in the following areas: electricity generation, transmission and distribution, harbours, bridges, roads, highways and subdivision, heavy industry (oil, gas, coal, other minerals and other heavy industry), pipelines, sewerage and drainage, telecommunications and recreation.
In 2011 (baseline year), public and private new engineering construction per capita in South Australia was $2,848. In 2015 this decreased to $2,538 ($3,200 in 2014).
3: Non-residential building construction expenditure per capita
Non-residential building construction per capita includes the following categories of building (fixed structures with a roof); agricultural production, commercial, educational, entertainment and recreation, factories, health, industrial, offices, religious, retail/wholesale, transport, and warehouses.
In 2011 (baseline year), non-residential building construction expenditure per capita was $1,506. In 2015 this has declined to $1,300 ($1,352 in 2014).
2012 Progress Report
The 2012 Progress Report reported the per capital asset stock based on the assets of the general government sector plus the non-financial public sector. This approach lead to the double counting of general government assets.
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure