CONSUMER PRICE INDEX
Between June quarter 2009 and September quarter 2009, the All groups CPI for Melbourne increased by 0.6%. The groups which recorded the largest increases were: Housing (2.7%), Transportation (1.7%), Household contents and services, and Alcohol and tobacco (both 0.6%). The groups which recorded decreases were: Food, and Financial and insurance services (both -1.0%), Health (-0.9%) and Clothing and footwear (-0.7%).
Between September quarter 2008 and September quarter 2009, the All groups CPI for Melbourne rose by 0.6%. The CPI All groups weighted average for the eight capital cities rose by 1.3% over the same period. The biggest annual increases for Melbourne were recorded in Housing (5.3%), Education (5.2%), Alcohol and tobacco (3.8%) and Health (3.7%). The groups which recorded a decrease for the year were Financial and insurance services (-9.6%) and Transportation (-5.7%).
Change in Consumer Price Index,
By Group -
June quarter 2009 to September quarter 2009
View underlying table as an Excel spreadsheet: 1367.2 Consumer Price Index, By Group, Melbourne and weighted average of eight capital cities (file size 24kB)