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6401.0.55.003 - Seasonal Adjustment of Consumer Price Indexes, 2011  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/09/2011  First Issue
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APPENDIX 1: SEASONALITY OF CPI EXPENDITURE CLASSES

Table 1: 15th series CPI Expenditure classes identified as seasonal, using the 16th and 15th seasonal adjustment methodologies - as at September quarter 2010

CPI Expenditure Class
16th series seasonal adjustment methodology
15th series seasonal adjustment methodology
CPI Expenditure Class
16th series seasonal adjustment methodology
15th series seasonal adjustment methodology
Milk
y
n
Property rates and charges
y
y
Cheese
n
n
House repairs and maintenance
y
n
Ice cream and other dairy products
y
n
Furniture
y
y
Bread
n
n
Floor and window coverings
y
n
Cakes and biscuits
y
n
Towels and linen
y
n
Breakfast cereals
y
n
Major household appliances
n
n
Other cereal products
y
n
Small electric household appliances
y
n
Beef and veal
y
n
Glassware, tableware and household utensils
y
n
Lamb and mutton
y
y
Tools
y
n
Pork
y
y
Household cleaning agents
y
n
Poultry
y
n
Toiletries and personal care products
y
n
Bacon and ham
y
n
Other household supplies
y
n
Other fresh, processed meat
y
n
Child care
y
n
Fish and other seafood
y
y
Hairdressing and personal care services
n
n
Fruit
y
n
Other household services
n
n
Vegetables
n
n
Hospital and medical services
y
n
Soft drinks, waters and juices
y
n
Optical services
n
n
Snacks and confectionery
y
n
Dental services
y
y
Restaurant meals
n
n
Pharmaceuticals
y
y
Take away and fast foods
y
n
Motor vehicles
n
n
Eggs
n
n
Automotive fuel
y
n
Jams, honey and sandwich spreads
n
n
Motor vehicle repair
n
n
Tea, coffee and food drinks
n
n
Motor vehicle parts and accessories
n
n
Food additives and condiments
y
y
Other motoring charges
y
n
Fats and oils
n
n
Urban transport fares
y
y
Food n.e.c.
y
n
Postal
n
n
Beer
n
n
Telecommunication
n
n
Wine
y
n
Audio, visual and computing equipment
n
n
Spirits
n
n
Audio, visual, media and services
n
n
Tobacco
y
n
Books
y
y
Men's outerwear
y
y
Newspapers and magazines
n
n
Men's underwear, nightwear and socks
y
n
Sport and recreational equipment
y
n
Women's outerwear
y
n
Toys, games and hobbies
y
y
Women's underwear, nightwear and hosiery
y
n
Sports participation
y
n
Children and infants' clothing
y
n
Pets, pet food and supplies
y
n
Men's footwear
y
n
Pet services including veterinary
y
y
Women's footwear
y
n
Other recreation activities
y
y
Children's footwear
y
n
Domestic holiday travel and accommodation
y
y
Accessories
y
n
Overseas holiday travel and accommodation
y
n
Clothing services and shoe repair
n
n
Preschool primary education
y
y
Rents
y
n
Secondary education
y
y
Electricity
y
y
Tertiary education
y
y
Gas and other household fuels
y
n
Deposit and loan facilities
n
n
Water and sewerage
y
y
Other financial services
n
n
House purchase
n
n
Insurance services
y
n
Note:y = seasonal
n = non seasonal
This table will be updated following the 2011 seasonal adjustment review, and presented using the 16th series Commodity Classification in the September quarter 2011 issue of Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0), scheduled for release on 26 October 2011.


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