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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003  
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Contents >> Prices >> Price movements by city

Table 28.2 presents All groups index numbers for each of the eight capital cities and for the weighted average of the eight capital cities, together with percentage changes.


28.2 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, All groups index numbers(a)(b)

Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Adelaide
Perth
Hobart
Darwin
Canberra
Weighted average of eight capital cities

INDEX NUMBER(c)

1996-97
120.4
119.9
121.0
122.3
118.3
121.4
121.6
121.2
120.3
1997-98
120.5
119.8
121.6
121.6
118.0
121.3
121.3
120.4
120.3
1998-99
122.5
120.9
122.9
123.2
120.1
122.5
122.4
121.5
121.8
1999-2000
125.4
124.1
125.0
126.3
122.9
124.8
124.2
124.2
124.7
2000-01(d)
133.2
131.6
132.4
133.5
129.6
132.0
130.9
131.9
132.2
2001-02
137.2
135.3
136.3
137.2
133.1
134.7
133.7
135.2
136.0

CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS YEAR (%)

1996-97
1.4
1.3
1.6
0.9
1.4
1.5
1.8
0.7
1.3
1997-98
0.1
-0.1
0.5
-0.6
-0.3
-0.1
-0.2
-0.7
0.0
1998-99
1.7
0.9
1.1
1.3
1.8
1.0
0.9
0.9
1.2
1999-2000
2.4
2.6
1.7
2.5
2.3
1.9
1.5
2.2
2.4
2000-01(d)
6.2
6.0
5.9
5.7
5.5
5.8
5.4
6.2
6.0
2001-02
3.0
2.8
2.9
2.8
2.7
2.0
2.1
2.5
2.9

(a) Reference base year 1989-90 = 100.0.
(b) The separate city indexes measure price movements within each city individually. They do not compare price levels between cities.
(c) Index numbers for financial years are calculated as the simple arithmetic averages of the quarterly index numbers.
(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 (6401.0).

The capital city indexes measure price movements over time in each city individually. They do not measure differences in price levels between cities. For example, the index for Adelaide in 2001-02 of 137.2, compared with the corresponding index for Perth of 133.1, does not mean that prices in Adelaide are higher than those in Perth. It simply means that, since the reference base period (1989-90), prices in Adelaide have increased by a greater percentage than those in Perth (37.2% compared with 33.1%).

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