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)

IndexDec 19Sep 20Dec 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Darwin 111.5 110.8111.50.60.0
Australia (eight city average) 116.2 116.2 117.20.90.9
Darwin CPI selected component contribution      
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 89.495.097.12.28.6
Housing 95.197.896.2-1.61.2
Rents -1.5-0.70.2-128.6 -113.3
Utilities 0.0-0.10.1-200.0n/a
Transportation 102.4 106.2 104.2-1.91.8

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

Financial year ending, percentage (%)Jun 17Jun 18Jun 19Jun 20
Darwin CPI 0.1 1.00.90.2
Australia (eight city average) CPI 1.7 1.9 1.6 1.3

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 -2.5% and the maximum 1.9%; typically retail trade growth ranges between -0.1% and 1.1%. In the December quarter 2020, the consumer price index decreased to 0.6%.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)Sep 19Jun 20Sep 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Northern Territory 132.9 134.6 135.2 0.41.7
Australia 132.9 134.1 134.7 0.41.4

Source: ABS Cat No 6345

Wage price index (yearly)

  Northern TerritoryAustralia
Original, total hourly rates of pay, year average to periodSep 19Sep 20YoY % changeSep 19Sep 20YoY % change
All sectors 131.7 134.62.2 131.6 134.11.9
Private sector 129.7 132.32.0 130.7 133.11.8
Public sector 135.7 139.22.5 134.7 137.6 2.1

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 September quarter 2020, the wage price index decreased 0.4 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 19 Dec 19 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Darwin 164.4 165.4 165.7 0.10.5
Brisbane​ 145.3 147.5 148.20.0 1.0
Melbourne​ 160.4 164.9 166.41.04.0
Perth​ 151.5 ​153.2 153.70.31.0

Source: Riders Digest Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall

Residential house price index

Residential property price, indexSep 19Jun 20Sep 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 159.0 165.9 167.61.05.4
Melbourne​ 142.9 150.0 149.6-0.34.7
Brisbane​ 121.8 123.7 125.61.53.1
Adelaide​ 119.9 121.1 123.01.62.6
Perth​ 98.599.5100.91.42.4
Hobart 148.8 155.8 157.71.26.0
Darwin​ 88.286.987.60.8 -0.7
Canberra​ 124.1 129.2 130.30.95.0
Eight capitals 138.1 143.2 144.30.84.5

2011-12 = 100
Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Established house price, indexSep 19Jun 20Sep 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 164.4 172.7 175.21.46.6
Melbourne​ 149.9157.3 156.9-0.34.7
Brisbane​ 125.1 127.8 129.81.63.8
Adelaide​ 122.4 123.6 125.91.92.9
Perth​ 99.8101.7 103.21.53.4
Hobart 148.6 155.5 157.31.25.9
Darwin​ 92.491.1 92.01.0 -0.4
Canberra​ 129.7 136.5 137.70.96.2
Eight capitals 141.5 147.2 148.61.05.0

Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Attached dwelling price, indexSep 19Jun 20Sep 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 148.2 152.9 153.20.23.4
Melbourne 120.4 126.2 126.0-0.24.7
Brisbane​ 107.9 106.8 108.21.30.3
Adelaide​ 110.1 111.0 112.00.91.7
Perth​ 92.890.3 91.51.3 -1.4
Hobart​ 150.0 158.2 159.60.96.4
Darwin​ 79.077.878.00.3 -1.3
Canberra 105.8 106.8 107.70.81.8
Eight capitals 128.3 131.9 132.30.33.1

Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Last updated: 12 March 2021

Share this page:

Was this page useful?

Describe your experience

More feedback options

To provide comments or suggestions about the NT.GOV.AU website, complete our feedback form.

For all other feedback or enquiries, you must contact the relevant government agency.