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Adelaide's largest percentage increases in prices from the previous quarter were for Alcohol and tobacco (3.3%) and Housing (2.4%). The largest decreases in prices from the previous quarter were for Transportation (1.2%) and Health (0.6%).
WAGE PRICE INDEX
The wage price index for all employee jobs in South Australia increased by 1.2% (in original terms) between the June and September quarters 2010. This was slightly lower than the national increase of 1.4% over the same period.
WAGE PRICE INDEX QUARTERLY CHANGES, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses - Original: South Australia
HOUSE PRICE INDEX
Preliminary estimates show the price index for established houses for Adelaide (in original terms) has fallen by 1.4% in the September quarter 2010; the first quarterly decrease since March 2009. The price index rises recorded in Melbourne (2.7%), Perth (0.4%) and Darwin (0.3%), countered the decreases recorded in all other capitals and resulted in a slight increase in the price index for the weighted average of the eight capital cities of 0.1% in the September quarter 2010. Brisbane (2.1%) recorded the largest decrease of all the capital cities.
In the 12 months to the September quarter 2010, preliminary estimates show the price index for established houses for Adelaide rose 6.3%, while the weighted average of the eight capital cities increased 11.5%. Melbourne (18.8%), Sydney (11.0%) and Canberra (11.0%) recorded the largest increases whilst Brisbane's increase of 3.0% was the lowest of all the capital cities.
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