6461.0 - Consumer Price Index: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2016  
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A comprehensive description of the Australian Consumer Price Index (CPI): what the index measures, the goods and services included in it, where the information on prices comes from, how the index is calculated, and how the statistics can be used. It also provides some insight into the kinds of problems the ABS encounters in compiling the CPI and explains how these are dealt with.

This release provides an update on the data sources and methods used to compile the CPI, including a chapter on the use of transactions data.