1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007
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The weighted average of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for Hobart for 2005-06 was 151.8, a 3.2% increase on the 2004-05 average of 147.1.

From 2004-05 to 2005-06, the weighted average increased for all major commodity groups, with the exception of communication (-1.4%). The largest increases were recorded in transportation (5.6%), health (4.6%), housing (4.2%), food (4.0%) and education (3.7%).

 CONSUMER PRICE INDEX, Weighted average(a)(b) - Hobart Index numbers(c) Group(d) 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 Food 138.9 144.4 148.3 151.3 157.3 Alcohol and tobacco 190.9 198.5 209.0 215.5 220.7 Clothing and footwear 111.9 107.5 105.0 104.1 104.6 Housing 108.6 114.4 120.4 127.3 132.7 Household furnishings, supplies and services 127.3 128.0 128.0 129.2 131.1 Health 185.1 199.0 213.2 225.2 235.6 Transportation 132.3 136.1 137.5 143.3 151.3 Communication 105.8 109.3 110.9 112.0 110.4 Recreation 123.9 125.6 124.8 127.4 129.3 Education 218.5 228.0 237.7 245.8 255.0 Financial and insurance services(e) .. .. .. 100.0 100.6 All groups 134.7 139.1 142.6 147.1 151.8 (a) Index numbers for financial years are calculated as the simple arithmetic average of the quarterly index numbers. (b) Weighting is the process of adjusting results from a sample survey to infer results for the total population. To do this, a 'weight' is allocated to each sample unit. The weight is a value which indicates how many population units are represented by the sample unit. (c) Base of each index: 1989-90 = 100.0. (d) Groups based on 15th Series CPI structure. (e) Financial and insurance services were introduced as a group in the 15th Series CPI Structure in 2005. Base of this index: 2004-05 = 100.0. For more information see: A Guide to the Consumer Price Index: 15th Series, 2005 (cat. no. 6440.0). Source: Consumer Price Index, Australia (cat. no. 6401.0).

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