Prices

Information about consumer price, wage, tender, house price and standard of living indexes in the Northern Territory and across Australia.

Consumer price index (CPI)

IndexMar 19Dec 19Mar 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Darwin 110.1 111.5 111.80.31.5
Australia (eight city average) 114.1 116.2 116.6 0.32.2
Darwin CPI selected component contribution      
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 107.7 108.7 110.81.92.9
Housing 106.1 104.9 104.6-0.3 -1.4
Rents 91.486.985.8 -1.3 -6.1
Utilities 133.0 133.6 133.7 0.10.5
Transportation 107.4 111.8 109.9-1.72.3

Index series reset to 100 in 2011-12.
Source: ABS Cat No 6401

Financial year ending, percentage (%)Jun 16Jun 17Jun 18Jun 19
Darwin CPI 0.1 0.1 1.00.9
Australia (eight city average) CPI 1.4 1.7 1.9 1.6

Source: ABS Cat No 6401

Consumer price index range, minimum / maximum and current value

Consumer price index growth - quarterly data: Since 2000, the minimum quarterly change in Darwin consumer price index has been -0.9% and the maximum 3.4%; typically retail trade growth ranges between -0.1% and 1.1%. In the March quarter 2020, the consumer price index increased to 0.3%.Inflation aggregates - annual data: Inflation has been below the Reserve Bank target band in recent quarters in the eight capital cities and Darwin.

Wage price index (quarterly)

Total hourly rates of pay (excluding bonuses)May 19Dec 19Mar 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Northern Territory 131.4 134.1 134.5 0.32.4
Australia 131.2 133.5 134.1 0.4 2.2

Source: ABS Cat No 6345

Wage price index (yearly)

  Northern TerritoryAustralia
Original, total hourly rates of pay, year average to periodMar 19Mar 20YoY % changeMar 19Mar 20YoY % change
All sectors 130.3 133.32.3 130.1 133.1 2.3
Private sector 128.5 131.12.0 129.3 132.1 2.2
Public sector 134.1 137.62.6 133.0 136.2 2.4

Source: ABS Cat No 6345

Wage price index range, minimum / maximum and current value

Wage price index - quarterly data  Since 2000, the minimum quarterly change in Northern Territory wage price index has been 0.2 per cent and the maximum 1.8 per cent; typically wage price index growth ranges between 0.4 per cent and 1.2 per cent. In the March quarter 2020, the consumer price index decreased 0.3 per cent.Wage price index - YonY data: Public sector wage price index has increased faster than private sector wage price index since 2014.

Construction tender price index

Index Dec 18 Sep 18 Dec 17 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Darwin 164.4 164.2 163.6 0.10.5
Brisbane​ 145.3 145.3 143.90.0 1.0
Melbourne​ 160.4 158.8 154.21.04.0
Perth​ 151.5 ​151.1 150.00.31.0

Source: Riders Digest Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall

Residential house price index

Residential property price, indexMar 19Dec 19Mar 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 154.2 166.4 169.61.910.0
Melbourne​ 139.0 150.4 153.52.110.4
Brisbane​ 121.7 124.0 124.80.62.5
Adelaide​ 121.0 121.6 122.10.40.9
Perth​ 101.199.6100.20.6 -0.9
Hobart 146.2 152.8 156.52.47.0
Darwin​ 90.987.588.10.7 -3.1
Canberra​ 124.5 128.0 128.20.23.0
Eight capitals 135.8 143.5 145.81.67.4

2011-12 = 100
Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Established house price, indexMar 19Dec 19Mar 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 158.4 172.9 177.42.612.0
Melbourne​ 146.0158.2 161.82.310.8
Brisbane​ 125.1 127.6 129.01.13.1
Adelaide​ 123.7 124.4 124.90.41.0
Perth​ 102.6101.2 102.00.8 -0.6
Hobart 145.9 152.4 156.12.47.0
Darwin​ 94.491.7 92.40.8 -2.1
Canberra​ 130.8 134.0 135.41.03.5
Eight capitals 139.0 147.4 150.32.08.1

Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Attached dwelling price, indexMar 19Dec 19Mar 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 145.6 153.8 155.10.86.5
Melbourne 116.6 125.6 127.51.59.3
Brisbane​ 107.6 108.8 107.7-1.00.1
Adelaide​ 110.5 110.8 111.20.40.6
Perth​ 94.392.7 92.2-0.5 -2.2
Hobart​ 148.5 155.2 158.92.47.0
Darwin​ 83.378.578.90.5 -5.3
Canberra 104.6 108.7 106.1-2.41.4
Eight capitals 126.2 132.6 133.50.75.8

Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Last updated: 07 July 2020

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