1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Sep 2007  
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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX

Between June quarter 2007 and September quarter 2007, the all-groups CPI for Melbourne rose by 0.8%. The groups which recorded the largest increases were Financial and insurance services (2.6%), Food (2.3%) and Recreation (2.0%). The groups which recorded largest decreases were Household contents and services (-1.9%), Education (-0.9%) and Clothing and footwear (-0.8%).


Between September quarter 2006 and September quarter 2007, the all-groups CPI for Melbourne rose by 2.1%. The CPI all-groups weighted average for the eight capital cities rose by 1.9% over the same period. The biggest yearly increases for Melbourne occurred in Health (4.7%), Alcohol and tobacco (3.8%) and Financial institution and insurance services (3.6%). The groups which recorded decreases for the year were Household contents and services (-1.4%) and Transportation (-1.0%).

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX(a), Melbourne - September qtr 2007
Graph: Consumer Price Index(a), Melbourne—September qtr 2007


CONSUMER PRICE INDEX(a)(b)(c), By Group, Melbourne

Melbourne
Melbourne
Sep Qtr 2006
Dec Qtr 2006
Mar Qtr 2007
Jun Qtr 2007
Sep Qtr 2007
Change
from
previous
quarter
Change
for
year
ending
index
index
index
index
index
%
%

Food
170.7
171.7
168.2
171.8
175.8
2.3
3.0
Alcohol and tobacco
238.2
241.2
243.4
244.6
247.3
1.1
3.8
Clothing and footwear
109.0
109.0
108.4
112.0
111.1
-0.8
1.9
Housing
116.4
117.4
118.6
119.2
120.5
1.1
3.5
Household contents and services
125.6
125.6
124.8
126.3
123.9
-1.9
-1.4
Health
231.4
230.9
239.0
242.7
242.2
-0.2
4.7
Transportation
161.3
154.9
155.8
160.5
159.7
-0.5
-1.0
Communication
110.0
110.3
110.5
110.7
110.7
-
0.6
Recreation
133.3
134.3
134.6
132.8
135.5
2.0
1.7
Education
245.7
245.8
255.2
255.8
253.6
-0.9
3.2
Financial and insurance services(b)
103.5
103.3
103.3
104.5
107.2
2.6
3.6
All groups
153.7
153.5
153.8
155.6
156.9
0.8
2.1

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Unless otherwise specified, base of each index: 1989-90 = 100.0.
(b) Base: June quarter 2005 = 100.0.
(c) Due to formatting requirements of the web environment this table contains less data items than the PDF version of this publication.
Source: Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0).



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