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Adelaide's largest percentage increases in prices from the previous quarter were for Alcohol and tobacco (3.3%) and Housing (2.4%). The largest decreases in prices from the previous quarter were for Transportation (1.2%) and Health (0.6%).
WAGE PRICE INDEX
The wage price index for all employee jobs in South Australia increased by 1.2% (in original terms) between the June and September quarters 2010. This was slightly lower than the national increase of 1.4% over the same period.
WAGE PRICE INDEX QUARTERLY CHANGES, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses - Original: South Australia
HOUSE PRICE INDEX
Preliminary estimates show the price index for established houses for Adelaide (in original terms) has fallen by 1.4% in the September quarter 2010; the first quarterly decrease since March 2009. The price index rises recorded in Melbourne (2.7%), Perth (0.4%) and Darwin (0.3%), countered the decreases recorded in all other capitals and resulted in a slight increase in the price index for the weighted average of the eight capital cities of 0.1% in the September quarter 2010. Brisbane recorded the largest decrease (2.1%) of all the capital cities.
In the 12 months to the September quarter 2010, preliminary estimates show the price index for established houses for Adelaide rose 6.3%, while the weighted average of the eight capital cities increased 11.5%. Melbourne (18.8%), Sydney (11.0%) and Canberra (11.0%) recorded the largest increases whilst Brisbane's increase of 3.0% was the lowest of all the capital cities.
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