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6461.0 - Consumer Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2011  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 19/12/2011   
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CONTENTS

Chapter 1,Introduction
Includes: AIM OF THIS PUBLICATION, OTHER SOURCES OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
Chapter 2,Purposes and uses of consumer price indexes
Includes: WHAT CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES MEASURE, PRINCIPAL PURPOSES OF A CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, CONCEPTUAL APPROACHES TO CONSTRUCTING A CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, COMPARISON OF THE CONCEPTUAL APPROACHES, THE AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
Chapter 3,Historical background
Includes: INTRODUCTION, C SERIES INDEX, INTERIM RETAIL PRICE INDEX, CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, LONG–TERM LINKED SERIES
Chapter 4,Price index theory
Includes: OVERVIEW, THE CONCEPT OF A PRICE INDEX, REFINING THE CONCEPT, MAJOR INDEX FORMULAS, RESOLVING EXPENDITURE AGGREGATES, SOME PRACTICAL ISSUES IN PRICE INDEX CONSTRUCTION, HANDLING CHANGES IN GOODS AND SERVICES, BIAS IN PRICE INDEXES, CONCLUSION
Chapter 5,Coverage and classifications
Includes: ITEM COVERAGE, GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE, DEMOGRAPHIC COVERAGE, ITEM CLASSIFICATION, HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE CLASSIFICATION
Chapter 6,Weights and their sources
Includes: INTRODUCTION, FIXED WEIGHTS, LOWER LEVEL WEIGHTS
Chapter 7,Sampling
Includes: INTRODUCTION, SELECTING THE GOODS AND SERVICES, SELECTING THE SAMPLE OF OUTLETS FOR PRICING, CHANGES TO OUTLET SAMPLES
Chapter 8,Price collection
Includes: PRICE COLLECTION PROCEDURES, MISSING OBSERVATIONS, EDITING BY FIELD OFFICERS, QUALITY ADJUSTMENT BY FIELD OFFICERS, CHECKING BY COMPILING STAFF, PRICING BASIS, PRICE COLLECTION FREQUENCY, FOOD AND NON–ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO, CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR, HOUSING, FURNISHINGS, HOUSEHOLD EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES, HEALTH, TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATION, RECREATION AND CULTURE, EDUCATION, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
Chapter 9,Quality change and new products
Includes: INTRODUCTION, QUALITY, NEW GOODS AND SERVICES
Chapter 10,Consumer price index calculation in practice
Includes: INTRODUCTION, SUBDIVIDING THE BASKET, COLLECTING PRICE DATA, ESTIMATING PRICE MOVEMENTS FOR ELEMENTARY AGGREGATES, CALCULATING THE CURRENT COST OF THE BASKET, CALCULATION OF THE WEIGHTED AVERAGE OF EIGHT CAPITAL CITIES, CALCULATING INDEX NUMBERS AND POINTS CONTRIBUTIONS, SECONDARY INDEXES, TERTIARY INDEXES, CONSUMER PRICE INDEX ROUNDING CONVENTIONS
Chapter 11,Maintaining the relevance of the consumer price index
Includes: INTRODUCTION, LIMITATIONS OF FIXED BASKET PRICE INDEXES, ABS STRATEGY FOR REVIEWING AND MAINTAINING PRICE INDEXES, ITEM SUBSTITUTION, INDEX FORMULAS AND THE FREQUENCY OF CPI WEIGHT UPDATES, ESTIMATION OF THE UPPER LEVEL SUBSTITUTION BIAS, ANALYSIS OF THE UPPER LEVEL SUBSTITUTION BIAS, CHOOSING AN INDEX NUMBER FORMULA
Chapter 12,Re-referencing and linking price indexes
Includes: REFERENCE PERIODS, RE–REFERENCING, LINKING
Chapter 13,Outputs and dissemination
Includes: INTRODUCTION, INFORMATION PAPERS, PUBLISHED STATISTICS, INTERPRETING INDEX NUMBERS
Chapter 14,The system of price statistics
Includes: INTRODUCTION, PRINCIPAL PRICE INDEXES, DIRECT MEASURES OF PRICE CHANGE, DERIVED MEASURES OF PRICE CHANGE, LIVING COST INDEXES, WHICH PRICE SERIES SHOULD I USE?


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