Consumer Price Index
The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Brisbane increased by 3.0% in the 12 months to March quarter 2010 compared with a 2.9% increase in the weighted average of the eight capital cities. Darwin recorded the highest increase of any capital city (3.5%). Perth recorded the second highest rise (3.4%) and Hobart recorded the third highest rise (3.2%).
Between the December quarter 2009 and the March quarter 2010 the Brisbane CPI increased by 0.7% compared with an increase of 0.9% for the weighted average of the eight capital cities.
Consumer Price Index,
All Groups -
Percentage change from previous quarter(a):
In the March 2010 quarter, the majority of Brisbane price categories groups increased compared with the previous quarter. The largest increases were Health (5.4%) and Education (4.7%).
Over the same period, decreases were recorded for Clothing and footwear (-4.7%), Recreation (-2.2%) and Household contents and services (-2.0%).
CPI Movement, Brisbane,
Percentage change from previous quarter:
March 2010 quarter
For more detailed information on the consumer price index, please refer to Consumer Price Index, Australia
, (cat. no. 6401.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.