6416.0 - Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, Mar 2015 Quality Declaration
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 23/06/2015
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CHANGES TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY PRICE INDEX
TOTAL VALUE OF THE DWELLING STOCK
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
A review of the Residential Property Price Indexes was undertaken in 2014 as a response to planned reductions to the ABS work program. The outcomes of the Review were released on the ABS website in a feature article in the September 2014 issue of Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities (cat. no. 6416.0). The implementation of the review outcomes is occurring in this issue.
In summary, the changes in this issue are:
Further details about these changes are available in the Feature Article: Implementation of the ABS Residential Property Price Index Review Outcomes.
From the March quarter 2015 the published index numbers are considered final. The September quarter 2014 and the December quarter 2014 indexes which have been previously published as preliminary have been revised and are now published as final in this issue.
CHANGES IN FUTURE ISSUES
A consequence of the changes to the index revisions process is the removal of Table 7, Revisions to Residential Property Price Index Series. This table will be published for the last time in the March quarter 2015 issue.
From the June quarter 2015, the Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities (cat. no. 6416.0) publication will be available from the ABS website in electronic format only. The March quarter 2015 release of this publication will be the final issue that contains a pdf version.
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