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Consumer Price Index


Assistant Director
Consumer Price Indexes Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra
Telephone (02) 6252 6251
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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of changes, over time, in retail prices of a constant basket of goods and services, representative of consumption expenditure by resident households in Australian metropolitan areas. The total basket is divided into a number of major commodity groups, subgroups and expenditure classes, including education.

    The Education group is split into three expenditure classes:
      • Preschool and primary education
      • Secondary education
      • Tertiary education

    Child care is included as a separate expenditure class in the Miscellaneous group.

    For further information see the Directory of Statistical Sources.

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