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6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Jun 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/07/2011   
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CAPITAL CITIES COMPARISON



ALL GROUPS

All Groups: Percentage change from previous quarter
Graph: All Groups: Percentage change from previous quarter


At the All groups level, the CPI rose in all capital cities in the June quarter 2011. The highest positive movement was recorded in Perth (+1.3%) followed by Canberra (+1.1%). The remaining six cities increased between 0.7% and 1.0%.

The food group was the largest positive contributor in Perth (+2.9%), Canberra (+2.2%), Melbourne (+1.5%) and Adelaide (+1.4%), driven by increases in fruit prices. The most significant positive contributor for Hobart and Brisbane was the transportation group, with the recreation group and the housing group the main contributors for Darwin and Sydney respectively.

At the eight capital cities level, the transportation group was the second largest positive contributor to the quarterly movement showing increases in all cities. The most significant contributor was the increase in automotive fuel in all capital cities, most notably in Darwin (+7.5%) and Hobart (+5.8%).

The recreation group was the largest negative contributor to the quarterly movement at the eight capital cities level. The largest decreases for the recreation group were recorded in Melbourne (-1.4%), Sydney (-0.5%) and Brisbane (-0.4%). Darwin (+2.8%) was the only city to record an increase in the recreation group in the June quarter 2011. Most of the cities recorded decreases for domestic holiday travel and accommodation ranging from 0.3% in Canberra to 3.7% in Melbourne. Another significant fall was recorded for audio, visual and computing equipment (-6.3%) with drops in all cities ranging from 2.2% in Perth to 8.7% in Melbourne.

Over the twelve months to the June quarter 2011, the All groups CPI rose in all capital cities. The largest positive movement was recorded in Adelaide (+3.9%) due to relatively higher increases in the clothing and footwear group. Perth (+3.0%) recorded the smallest positive movement mainly due to a relatively smaller rise in the housing group.

CPI, All groups index numbers and percentage changes

INDEX NUMBER(a)
PERCENTAGE CHANGE
Jun Qtr 2011
Jun 2010 to Jun 2011
Mar Qtr 2011 to Jun Qtr 2011

Sydney
177.6
3.8
1.0
Melbourne
175.6
3.6
0.7
Brisbane
184.1
3.8
1.0
Adelaide
181.8
3.9
1.0
Perth
178.4
3.0
1.3
Hobart
176.5
3.4
0.9
Darwin
175.4
3.1
1.0
Canberra
178.7
3.7
1.1
Weighted average of eight capital cities
178.3
3.6
0.9

(a) Base of each index: 1989-90 = 100.0.



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