1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2012  
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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX


Graph Image for CPI (All Groups), Annual Change, Hobart and All Capital Cities


Graph Image for CPI Groups - Change from Mar Qtr 2011 to Mar Qtr 2012 (Hobart)



In Hobart, over the twelve months to the March quarter 2012:
  • the increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 2.1%, greater than the weighted average for the eight capital cities (1.6%), and the highest of all capital cities
  • the largest price increase was for Education, which increased by 5.1%. Education recorded rises in all capital cities, due to increases in tuition fees and the addition of an IT levy and other non-tuition fees.
  • Food and non-alcoholic beverages was the only group to show a decrease, down by 1.7%. The main contributor to this was Fruit.


In Hobart, during the March quarter 2012:
  • the CPI increased by 0.3% while the weighted average of the eight capital cities rose by 0.1%. Hobart and Darwin had the equal highest quarterly increases of all capital cities.


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What is the Consumer Price Index?

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is based on the price of a "basket" of goods and services and is used to measure change in this price over time. The content of the basket is determined through the ABS Household Expenditure Survey.

The CPI measures price change relative to the base year 1989-90, for which the index figure is set to 100. Prices are collected each quarter from selected retail outlets and through monitoring marked prices and advertised "special offers".