June key statistics
|Weighted average of eight capital cities, All groups||Mar Qtr 2020 to|
Jun Qtr 2020
|Jun Qtr 2019 to|
Jun Qtr 2020
|Selected Living Cost Indexes (LCIs) - Household type:|
|Pensioner and Beneficiary LCI (PBLCI)||-1.4||0.4|
|Age pensioner LCI||-0.8||1.0|
|Other Government Transfer Recipient LCI||-1.9||0.0|
|Self-funded Retiree LCI||-0.4||1.1|
|Consumer Price Index (CPI)||-1.9||-0.3|
In the June 2020 quarter, all five living cost indexes fell:
- Employee households recorded the strongest fall (-2.6%), followed by other government transfer recipients (-1.9%).
- The PBLCI fell -1.4%, age pensioners ( -0.8%) and the self-funded retirees (-0.4%) recorded the smallest fall.
Over the past 12 months:
- Employee households was the only population sub-group to record a fall (-2.1%).
- Other government transfer recipients (0.0%) recorded no movement.
- The PBLCI (+0.4%), age pensioners (+1.0%) and self-funded retirees (+1.1%) rose.
What's new this quarter
The following spotlight article is included in this release:
- Spotlight: Record fall in living costs for Employee households
An article was published on 8 July 2020 explaining the impact of COVID-19 on the June quarter CPI and Selected Living Cost Index series.