6416.0.55.002 - Information Paper: Forthcoming changes to House Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities, 2013  
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This information paper outlines changes to the content and format of House Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities (cat. no. 6416.0), from the December quarter 2013. These changes are the result of a review to ensure the published statistics continue to meet user needs and reflect current economic activity. To reflect the suite of new statistics the publication title will be changed to Residential Property Price Indexes: Eight Capital Cities (cat. no. 6416.0). The publication will continue to be published on a quarterly basis and will be released six weeks after the reference quarter.

Chapter 1 of this information paper introduces the topics presented. Chapter 2 outlines the purpose of the residential property price indexes and chapter 3 provides a summary of the indexes that will be published. Chapter 4 provides information on the total value of the dwelling stock, including its methodology and outputs for publication. Chapter 5 lists other changes to outputs from the December quarter 2013. Future directions for this publication are discussed in Chapter 6. Additional information is contained in the appendices.


The ABS welcomes any comments on the content of this paper.

Queries or comments can be addressed to:

      Mr. Neel Tikaram
      Assistant Director
      Prices Branch
      GPO Box 796
      Sydney NSW 2001
      Telephone: (02) 9268 4792
      Email: house.prices@abs.gov.au