6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Sep 2011 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 26/10/2011
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SEPTEMBER KEY POINTS
THE ALL GROUPS CPI
OVERVIEW OF CPI MOVEMENTS
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
This issue introduces the 16th Series Australian Consumer Price Index (CPI), that incorporates an updated weighting pattern, new commodity classification, some new analytical series and some other changes. For more details of changes resulting from the introduction of the 16th series CPI, refer to Information Paper: Introduction of the 16th Series Australian Consumer Price Index, Australia, September 2011 (cat. no. 6470.0), which was released on 22 September 2011. Details of the new weighting pattern have also been released in Consumer Price Index, 16th Series Weighting Pattern (cat. no. 6471.0). As a consequence of reweighting, the points contribution for the June quarter 2011 shown in Tables 7, 8 and 14 differ from that published in the previous issue of this publication.
The Special series (Table 8) and Analytical series (Tables 9 and 10) have been combined into one table – Analytical series (Table 8). As a result, there have been changes to some other table numbers. See page 11 for the new list of tables. An additional time series spreadsheet, 'Seasonally adjusted index numbers' (Table 15), containing the index numbers for the expenditure classes identified as seasonal in the 16th series CPI, is also available on the website.
Appendix 1 of this issue describes the analytical series: goods and services, international trade exposure, seasonally adjusted expenditure classes and volatile items, presented in Table 8 of this publication. There have been some changes to the groups, sub–groups and expenditure classes contributing to each of the analytical series as a result of the introduction of the 16th Series CPI.
Appendix 2 of this issue contains an article describing the treatment of child care services in the Australian Consumer Price Index.
Any discrepancies between totals and sums of components in this publication are due to rounding.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.
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