6401.0 - Consumer Price Index, Australia, Sep 2013 Quality Declaration 
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CAPITAL CITIES COMPARISON


ALL GROUPS CPI

All Groups CPI, Percentage change from previous quarter
Graph: All Groups CPI, Percentage change from previous quarter


At the All groups level, the CPI rose in all capital cities during the September quarter 2013.

The housing group was the most significant positive contributor to the All groups quarterly movement, recording rises in all eight capital cities. The largest movement was recorded in Brisbane (+2.4%) mainly due to increases in electricity and water and sewerage.

The transport group was the second most significant positive contributor to the All groups quarterly movement, recording rises in all capital cities mainly due to increases in automotive fuel. The largest movements were recorded in Adelaide (+3.5%) and Hobart (+3.1%).

The recreation and culture group was also a positive contributor to the All groups quarterly movement, recording rises in all capital cities. The largest movement was recorded in Darwin (+3.2%) driven by price rises in domestic holiday travel and accommodation.

There were no negative contributors to the quarterly movement of the All groups for the weighted average of eight capital cities.

Over the twelve months to the September quarter 2013, the All groups CPI rose in all capital cities with the largest positive movement recorded in Darwin (+3.4%) mainly due to relatively higher increases in the housing group. Canberra (+1.7%) recorded the smallest rise over the 12 months to the September quarter 2013.

All Groups CPI, All groups index numbers and percentage changes

Index number(a)
Percentage change
Sep Qtr 2013
Jun Qtr 2013 to Sep Qtr 2013
Sep Qtr 2012 to Sep Qtr 2013

Sydney
104.3
1.2
2.1
Melbourne
104.0
1.4
2.4
Brisbane
103.8
1.3
2.2
Adelaide
103.7
1.4
2.0
Perth
104.2
1.2
2.6
Hobart
102.6
0.9
2.0
Darwin
105.5
0.9
3.4
Canberra
103.1
0.6
1.7
Weighted average of eight capital cities
104.0
1.2
2.2

(a) Index reference period: 2011-12 = 100.0.