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)

Index Dec 18 Sep 18 Dec 17 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Darwin 111.0 110.8 109.7 0.2 1.2
Australia (eight city average) 114.1 113.5 112.1 0.5 1.8
Darwin CPI selected component contribution      
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 106.0 105.5 105.4 0.5 0.6
Housing 107.1 107.1 108.1 0.0 -0.9
Rents 93.0 93.4 97.3 -0.4 -4.4
Utilities 133.0 133.0 131.3 0.0 1.3
Transportation 112.8 113.2 108.5 -0.4 4.0

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

Percentage (%)2014-152015-162016-172017-18
Darwin CPI 1.4 0.1 0.1 1.0
Australia (eight city average) CPI 1.7 1.4 1.7 1.9

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 2018, the consumer price index decreased 0.2%.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 18 Sep 18 Dec 17 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Northern Territory 130.8 130.0 128.0 0.6 2.2
Australia 130.6 130.0 127.7 0.5 2.3

Source: ABS Cat No 6345

Wage price index (yearly)

  Northern TerritoryAustralia
Base year 2008-09 = 100, index2017-182016-17 Annual % change2017-182016-17 Annual % change
All sectors 129.1 127.2 1.5 128.7 126.1 2.1
Private sector 127.5 125.8 1.4 127.9 125.4 2.0
Public sector 132.4 130.1 1.8 131.5 128.5 2.3

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 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 December quarter 2017, the consumer price index increased 0.2 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 17 Sep 17 Dec 16 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Darwin 163.9 163.5 162.3 0.2 1.0
Brisbane​ 145.3 143.9 139.7 1.0 4.0
Melbourne​ 154.2 153.1 149.7 0.7 3.0
Perth​ 150.0 ​153.1 149.7 -2.0 0.2

Source: Riders Digest Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall

Residential house price index

Residential property price, index Dec 18 Sep 18 Dec 17 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 160.5 166.6 174.0 -3.7 -7.8
Melbourne​ 144.5 148.1 154.3 -2.4 -6.4
Brisbane​ 123.6 125.0 124.0 -1.1 -0.3
Adelaide​ 121.2 121.1 119.4 0.1 1.5
Perth​ 102.2 103.2 104.8 -1.0 -2.5
Hobart 146.8 145.8 134.0 0.7 9.6
Darwin​ 92.6 93.2 96.0 -0.6 -3.5
Canberra​ 125.6 125.8 123.4 -0.2 1.8
Eight capitals 140.0 143.4 147.6 -2.4 -5.1

2011-12 = 100
Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Established house price, index Dec 18 Sep 18 Dec 17 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 165.4 172.1 180.5 -3.9 -8.4
Melbourne​ 151.6 156.6 164.0 -3.2 -7.6
Brisbane​ 127.0 128.3 127.2 -1.0 -0.2
Adelaide​ 123.9 123.8 121.8 0.1 1.7
Perth​ 104.0 104.9 106.3 -0.9 -2.2
Hobart 146.2 145.8 133.9 0.3 9.2
Darwin​ 96.3 96.2 97.1 0.1 -0.8
Canberra​ 132.3 132.8 129.6 -0.4 2.1
Eight capitals 143.4 147.2 151.8 -2.6 -5.5

Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Attached dwelling price, index Dec 18 Sep 18 Dec 17 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 150.6 155.6 160.9 -3.2 -6.4
Melbourne 121.7 121.9 124.2 -0.2 -2.0
Brisbane​ 109.3 110.8 110.3 -1.4 -0.9
Adelaide​ 110.6 110.8 109.9 -0.2 0.6
Perth​ 94.4 95.8 98.3 -1.5 -4.0
Hobart​ 150.3 145.5 135.1 3.3 11.3
Darwin​ 84.6 86.5 93.6 -2.2 -9.6
Canberra 104.7 104.5 104.1 0.2 0.6
Eight capitals 130.1 132.6 135.8 -1.9 -4.2

Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Last updated: 15 April 2019