Consumer Price Index
The all groups consumer price index (CPI) for Brisbane increased by 3.2% in the 12 months to June quarter 2010 compared with a 3.1% increase in the weighted average of the eight capital cities. Perth recorded the highest increase of any capital city (3.5%). Both Brisbane and Darwin recorded the second highest rise (3.2%) and Melbourne recorded the third highest rise (3.1%).
Between the March quarter 2010 and the June quarter 2010 the Brisbane CPI increased by 0.7% compared with an increase of 0.6% for the weighted average of the eight capital cities.
Consumer Price Index,
All Groups -
Percentage change from previous quarter(a):
In the June 2010 quarter, the majority of Brisbane price categories groups increased compared with the previous quarter. The largest increases were Alcohol and tobacco (6.5%) and Health (2.3%).
Over the same period, decreases were recorded for Recreation (-1.7%), Clothing and footwear (-1.1%) and Food (-0.7%).
CPI Movement, Brisbane,
Percentage change from previous quarter:
June 2010 quarter
For more detailed information on the consumer price index, please refer to Consumer Price Index, Australia
(cat no. 6401.0) or ring the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. This publication is released quarterly.