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The weighted average of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Hobart for 2003-04 was 142.6, a 2.5% increase on the 2002-03 average of 139.1, and a 5.9% increase on the 2001-02 average of 134.7.

From 2002-03 to 2003-04, the weighted average increased for all major commodity groups, with the exception of clothing and footwear (-2.3%), recreation (-0.6%) and household furnishings, supplies and services had no change. The largest increases were recorded in health (7.1%), alcohol and tobacco (5.3%), housing (5.2%) and education (4.3%).


CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, Weighted average(a) - Hobart

Index numbers(b)

Group(c)
1999-2000
2000-01(d)
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04

Food
127.7
133.3
138.9
144.4
148.3
Alcohol and tobacco
164.6
183.9
190.9
198.5
209.0
Clothing and footwear
104.6
112.2
111.9
107.5
105.0
Housing
98.1
106.4
108.6
114.4
120.4
Household furnishings, supplies and services
120.0
125.3
127.3
128.0
128.0
Health
174.5
179.6
185.1
199.0
213.2
Transportation
125.7
132.4
132.3
136.1
137.5
Communication
98.4
105.5
105.8
109.3
110.9
Recreation
118.8
122.5
123.9
125.6
124.8
Education
202.5
210.8
218.5
228.0
237.7
Miscellaneous
152.2
163.9
166.5
175.3
180.7
All groups
124.8
132.0
134.7
139.1
142.6

(a) Index numbers for financial years are calculated as the simple arithmetic average of the quarterly index numbers.
(b) Base of each index: 1989-90 = 100.0.
(c) Groups based on 14th Series CPI structure.
(d) The 2000-01 data were affected by the introduction of The New Tax System, in particular, the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from 1 July 2000.


Source: Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0).


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