CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Brisbane increased by 1.9% in the 12 months to September quarter 2009 compared with a 1.3% increase in the weighted average of the eight capital cities. Darwin recorded the highest increase of any capital city (2.7%). Brisbane recorded the second highest rise of any capital city. The higher result in Brisbane was largely due to stronger than average rises in housing and household contents and services.
Between the June quarter 2009 and the September quarter 2009 the Brisbane CPI increased by 1.3% compared with an increase of 1.0% for the weighted average of the eight capital cities.
Consumer Price Index - All Groups,
Percentage change from previous quarter(a)
In the September 2009 quarter, the majority of Brisbane price categories groups increased compared with the previous quarter. The largest increases were Transportation (4.5%), Housing (2.4%) and Clothing and footwear (1.9%).
Over the same period, decreases were recorded for Health (-1.2%) and Food (-0.8%).
CPI Movement, Brisbane,
Percentage change from previous quarter:
September 2009 quarter
For more detailed information on the consumer price index, please refer to Consumer Price Index, Australia
(cat no. 6401.0) or contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.