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 18Dec 17Mar 17 Previous Qtr % Change Annual % Change
Darwin 109.7 109.7 108.50.01.1
Australia (eight city average) 112.6 112.1 110.5 0.41.9
Darwin CPI selected component contribution      
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 105.5 105.4 105.6 0.1 -0.1
Housing 107.5 108.1 109.2 -0.6 -1.6
Rents 95.6 97.3 101.7 -1.7 -6.0
Utilities 131.3 131.3 130.6 0.00.5
Transportation 111.2 108.5 105.2 2.5 5.7

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

Percentage (%) 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Darwin CPI 3.1 3.71.4 0.1
Australia (eight city average) CPI 2.32.7 1.7 1.4

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 1.3%. In the December quarter 2017, the consumer price index increased 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)

Base year 2008-09, index
Total hourly rates of pay (excluding bonuses)
Dec 17Sep 17Dec 16 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Northern Territory 128.0 127.8 126.6 0.21.1
Australia 127.7 127.1 125.1 0.52.1

Source: ABS Cat No 6345

Wage price index (yearly)

  Northern Territory Australia
Base year 2008-09 = 100, index 2015-16 2014-15 Annual % change 2015-16 2014-15 Annual % change
All sectors 124.1 121.4 2.2 123.0 120.4 2.2
Private sector 123.2 121.0 1.8 122.5 120.1 2.0
Public sector 125.8 122.0 3.1 124.6 121.6 2.5

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 0.1% and the maximum 1.8%; typically wage price index growth ranges between 0.4% and 1.2%. In the March quarter 2017, the consumer price index increased 0.2%.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 16 Sep 16 Dec 15 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Darwin 160.7 160.6 160.4 0.10.2
Brisbane​ 140.5 137.7 130.32.0 7.8
Melbourne​ 149.7 149.0 146.8 0.5 2.0
Perth​ 151.2 ​150.9 150.0 0.20.8

Source: Readers Digest Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall

Residential house price index

Residential property price, indexDec 17Sep 17Dec 16 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 174.0 174.2 167.6-0.13.8
Melbourne​ 154.3 150.4 140.02.610.2
Brisbane​ 124.0 122.9 121.40.92.1
Adelaide​ 119.4 118.7 115.30.63.6
Perth​ 104.8 103.7 106.61.1-1.7
Hobart 134.0 129.0118.53.913.1
Darwin​ 96.097.5 102.4 -1.5 -6.3
Canberra​ 123.4 121.3 116.71.75.7
Eight capitals 147.6 146.2 140.61.05.0

2011-12 = 100
Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Established house price, indexDec 17Sep 17Dec 16 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 180.5 180.9 174.4-0.23.5
Melbourne​ 164.0 159.9 146.82.611.7
Brisbane​ 127.2 125.5 123.91.42.7
Adelaide​ 121.8 121.0 117.70.73.5
Perth​ 106.3 104.9 107.71.3 -1.3
Hobart 133.9 128.8 118.94.012.6
Darwin​ 97.198.1 102.1 -1.0 -4.9
Canberra​ 129.6 127.5 121.21.66.9
Eight capitals 151.8 150.1 143.81.15.6

Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Attached dwelling price, indexDec 17Sep 17Dec 16 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 160.9 160.9 153.80.04.6
Melbourne 124.2 121.1 119.22.64.2
Brisbane​ 110.3 111.6 110.5-1.2-0.2
Adelaide​ 109.9 109.7 106.30.23.4
Perth​ 98.398.5 102.2 -0.2 -3.8
Hobart​ 135.1 130.0 116.23.916.3
Darwin​ 93.696.3 103.1 -2.8 -9.2
Canberra 104.1 102.2102.71.91.4
Eight capitals 135.8 135.0 131.30.63.4

Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Last updated: 11 May 2018