Here is a breakdown of the September quarter, 2012 CPI by capital city and by category.

Inflation by capital city

  • Sydney:     1.7 % (Sept)   2.3 % (annual)
  • Melbourne:  1.2 %            1.8 %
  • Brisbane:    1.1 %             1.7 %
  • Adelaide:    1.5 %             1.7 %
  • Perth:        1.1 %             2.0 %
  • Hobart:      0.7 %             0.7 %
  • Darwin:      1.3 %             2.1 %
  • Canberra:   1.1 %             1.6 %

 

Inflation by category of goods and services

  • Food, non-alcoholic beverages:     1.9 % (Sept)  -1.1 % (annual)
  • Alcohol/tobacco:                        0.9 %             4.3 %
  • Clothing/footwear                       0.2 %            -0.8 %
  • Housing                                     3.2 %            4.7 %
  • Furnishings, household                 1.0 %            1.5 %
  • Health                                      2.4 %             7.2 %
  • Transportation                          -0.8 %            1.3 %
  • Communication                           0.5 %            1.4 %
  • Recreation/culture                       0.9 %           -1.5 %
  • Education                                  0.1 %             6.1 %
  • Finance and insurance                  0.2 %            2.3 %