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Adelaide's largest percentage increases in prices from the previous quarter were in the areas of Clothing and footwear (3.9%), Health (3.6%) and Household contents and services (2.1%). The largest decreases in prices from the previous quarter were for Financial and insurance services (-1.2%) and Food (-0.7%).
WAGE PRICE INDEX
The wage price index for all employee jobs in South Australia increased by 0.7% (in original terms) from the December quarter 2008 to the March quarter 2009. This was the same as the increase nationally (0.7%) over this period.
WAGE PRICE INDEX QUARTERLY CHANGES, Total hourly rates of pay excluding bonuses, Original, South Australia
HOUSE PRICE INDEX
Preliminary estimates show that the price index for established houses for Adelaide (in original terms) decreased 0.8% in the March quarter 2009. The only cities in which the House Price Index increased between the December quarter 2008 and the March quarter 2009 were Darwin (2.2%), Canberra (0.5%) and Hobart (0.1%). The price index for the weighted average of the eight capital cities decreased by 2.2% over this period.
Over the year to the March quarter 2009, the preliminary estimates show the price index for established houses for Adelaide fell 1.9%, while the weighted average of the eight capital cities decreased 6.7%.
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