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Weights in the Australian CPI - June 2005

The quarterly increase in The Australian Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September quarter 2005 was based on new weights and the introduction of Financial Services into a new group for Financial & Insurance Services. The 11 groups of the CPI components and their weights at the index change point of June 2005, are as follows:

FOOD 15.44%

ALCOHOL & TABACCO 6.79

CLOTHING & FOOTWEAR 3.92%

HOUSING 19.53%

HOUSEHOLD CONTENTS & SERVICES 9.61%

HEALTH 4.70%

TRANSPORTATION 13.11%

COMMUNICATION 3.32%

RECREATION 11.56%

EDUCATION 2.74%

FINANCIAL & INSURANCE SERVICES 9.31%

You can find more detail at http://www.abs.gov.au/Ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/f5ac6b0dfd43be7dca257081007f20b5

FinDem has added a comparison sheet of points contribution to the CPI Index at www.findem.com.au/resources/cpiweights200506.PDF

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