6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Sep 2015 Quality Declaration 
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SEPTEMBER KEY FIGURES

Jun Qtr 2015 to Sep Qtr 2015
Sep Qtr 2014 to Sep Qtr 2015
Weighted average of eight capital cities
% change
% change

All groups CPI
0.5
1.5
Food and non-alcoholic beverages
0.1
0.2
Alcohol and tobacco
1.3
5.0
Clothing and footwear
-1.1
-1.0
Housing
0.6
2.7
Furnishings, household equipment and services
0.8
1.8
Health
0.3
4.8
Transport
0.1
-2.2
Communication
-2.0
-4.1
Recreation and culture
0.8
1.1
Education
0.2
5.5
Insurance and financial services
0.5
2.0
CPI analytical series
All groups CPI, seasonally adjusted
0.1
1.5
Trimmed mean
0.3
2.1
Weighted median
0.3
2.2


All Groups CPI, Quarterly change
Graph: All Groups CPI, Quarterly change

Contribution to quarterly change
Graph: Contribution to quarterly change




SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS


THE ALL GROUPS CPI
  • rose 0.5% this quarter, compared with a rise of 0.7% last quarter.
  • rose 1.5% over the twelve months to September quarter 2015, compared with a rise of 1.5% over the twelve months to the June quarter 2015.


OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
  • The most significant price rises this quarter are international holiday travel and accommodation (+4.6%), fruit (+8.2%) and property rates and charges (+4.6%).
  • The most significant offsetting price falls this quarter are vegetables (-5.9%), telecommunication equipment and services (-2.0%) and automotive fuel (-1.7%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE (QUARTER) Release Date
December 2015 27 January 2016
March 2016 27 April 2016
June 2016 27 July 2016
September 2016 26 October 2016



CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

From the September quarter 2015, there are changes to the file names and numbers of the Named Time Series spreadsheets. An information paper outlining the changes in greater detail was published on 14th August 2015. Information Paper: Changes to Time Series Spreadsheets for 6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, 2015 (cat. no. 6401.0.55.006).

The CPI Annual Seasonal Re-analysis (ASR) process was conducted in the September quarter 2015. The ASR assesses the CPI seasonal patterns in more detail than is possible in the quarterly processing cycle. The outcomes of the ASR are provided in the Appendix to this issue.

Changes to the seasonally adjusted CPI series do not affect the original CPI index series.

For more information about seasonal adjustment see paragraphs 14 to 17 of the Explanatory notes.


ROUNDING

Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.


INQUIRIES

For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.