Zooming in the data shows the seasonally adjusted shape of the chart in recent months.
Nothing too dramatic over the last year - either good or bad - just a solid 5 percent increase.
Surprisingly Tasmania (+1.1 percent) and the Northern Territory (+1.6 percent) also enjoyed a very strong month in November.
One of the strongest retail industries over the past year has been household goods, recording booming year-on-year retail turnover gains of around +11 percent.
This also clearly reflects the strong state of the housing market in 2014.
This nugget adds a little further weight to my as yet unpublished thesis that the average Australian has not cooked a proper meal in Australia since around the time of the Sydney Olympics.