Australian Bureau of Statistics
1367.5 - Western Australian Statistical Indicators, Sep 2007
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/10/2007
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Perth's CPI rose 3.1% through the year to June quarter 2007, following a rise of 4.7% in the previous period. In fact, Perth's CPI growth has continued to slow since peaking at 4.8% through the year to September quarter 2006. Despite this deceleration, prices growth in the latest period was much higher than the national rise of 2.1% and ranked second highest among the states and territories after Darwin (up 3.7%). The main contributors to Perth's CPI growth were house purchase (up 6.0%) and rents (up 9.6%) through the year to June quarter 2007. Aside from Darwin, Perth led the nation in price rises for house purchase and rents.
Western Australia's WPI rose 5.1% through the year to June quarter 2007, the third successive period of accelerated annual growth. In contrast, the rate of national wages growth eased slightly to 4.0% through the year to June quarter 2007, following a rise of 4.1% in the previous period. In Western Australia, growth in wages was strong in the industries of government administration and defence (up 6.7%), personal and other services (up 6.4%), accommodation, cafes and restaurants (up 6.3%) and property and business services (up 6.2%). From an occupation perspective, wages growth was strong for managers and administrators (up 6.4%), labourers and related workers (up 5.8%), tradespersons and related workers (up 5.6%) and professionals (up 5.4%).
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