1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Dec 2010  
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CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES

Between September quarter 2010 and December quarter 2010, the All groups Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Melbourne increased by 0.6%. The groups that recorded the largest increases were: Food (2.5%), Alcohol and tobacco (1.0%), Housing (0.7%) and Transportation (0.7%). The groups that recorded the largest decreases were Health (-1.0%) and Household contents and services (-0.5%).

Change in Consumer Price Index, By Group, Melbourne - September quarter 2010 to December quarter 2010
Graph: Change in Consumer Price Index, By Group, Melbourne—September quarter 2010 to December quarter 2010


Between December quarter 2009 and December quarter 2010, the All groups CPI for Melbourne rose by 3.1%. The All groups CPI weighted average of the eight capital cities rose by 2.7% over the same period. The biggest annual increases for Melbourne were recorded in Alcohol and tobacco (12.3%), Education (8.3%), Housing (6.2%), Health (5.4%) and Financial and insurance services (2.9%). The groups that recorded the largest decreases for the year were Clothing and footwear (-5.1%) and Recreation (-2.7%).

View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: Download Consumer price index, By Group, Melbourne and Weighted average of eight capital cities from the Downloads Page.





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