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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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The weighted average of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Hobart for 2005-06 was 151.8, a 3.2% increase on the 2004-05 average of 147.1.

From 2004-05 to 2005-06, the weighted average increased for all major commodity groups, with the exception of communication (-1.4%). The largest increases were recorded in transportation (5.6%), health (4.6%), housing (4.2%), food (4.0%) and education (3.7%).

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, Weighted average(a)(b) - Hobart

Index numbers(c)

Group(d)
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06

Food
138.9
144.4
148.3
151.3
157.3
Alcohol and tobacco
190.9
198.5
209.0
215.5
220.7
Clothing and footwear
111.9
107.5
105.0
104.1
104.6
Housing
108.6
114.4
120.4
127.3
132.7
Household furnishings, supplies
and services
127.3
128.0
128.0
129.2
131.1
Health
185.1
199.0
213.2
225.2
235.6
Transportation
132.3
136.1
137.5
143.3
151.3
Communication
105.8
109.3
110.9
112.0
110.4
Recreation
123.9
125.6
124.8
127.4
129.3
Education
218.5
228.0
237.7
245.8
255.0
Financial and insurance services(e)
..
..
..
100.0
100.6
All groups
134.7
139.1
142.6
147.1
151.8

(a) Index numbers for financial years are calculated as the simple arithmetic average of the quarterly index numbers.
(b) Weighting is the process of adjusting results from a sample survey to infer results for the total population. To do this, a 'weight' is allocated to each sample unit. The weight is a value which indicates how many population units are represented by the sample unit.

(c) Base of each index: 1989-90 = 100.0.
(d) Groups based on 15th Series CPI structure.
(e) Financial and insurance services were introduced as a group in the 15th Series CPI Structure in 2005. Base of this index: 2004-05 = 100.0. For more information see:
A Guide to the Consumer Price Index: 15th Series, 2005 (cat. no. 6440.0).
Source: Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0).



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