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 20Dec 20Mar 21 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Darwin 111.8111.5 114.42.62.3
Australia (eight city average) 116.6 117.2 117.90.61.1
Darwin CPI selected component contribution      
Food and non-alcoholic beverages 88.697.195.0-2.27.2
Housing 97.896.296.60.4-1.2
Rents -1.30.20.0-100.0 -100.0
Utilities 0.10.10.0-100.0-100.0
Transportation 105.9 104.2 104.80.6-1.0

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 2.6%; typically retail trade growth ranges between -0.1% and 1.1%. In the March quarter 2021, the consumer price index increased to 2.6%.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)Mar 20Dec 20Mar 21 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Northern Territory 134.5 136.2 136.9 0.51.8
Australia 134.1 135.4 136.1 0.51.5

Source: ABS Cat No 6345

Wage price index (yearly)

  Northern TerritoryAustralia
Original, total hourly rates of pay, year average to periodMar 20Mar 21YoY % changeMar 20Mar 21YoY % change
All sectors 133.3 135.71.8 133.1 135.11.5
Private sector 131.1 133.31.7 132.1 134.11.5
Public sector 137.6 140.52.1 136.2 138.61.8

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 0.3 per cent and 1.1 per cent. In the March quarter 2021, the wage price index increased 0.5 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 19 Sep 20Dec 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Darwin 165.2 166.2 166.6 0.20.8
Melbourne​ 165.2 166.4 166.90.31.0
Perth​ 153.7 ​155.5 156.00.31.5
Sydney190.5190.5190.50.00.0
Adelaide159.2159.5159.50.00.2
Brisbane​ 147.5 145.3 141.4-2.7-4.1
Canberra169.9173.7175.00.73.0

Source: Riders Digest Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall

Residential house price index

Residential property price, indexDec 19Sep 20Dec 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 166.4 167.6 172.63.03.7
Melbourne​ 150.4 149.6 154.73.42.9
Brisbane​ 124.0 125.6 129.02.74.0
Adelaide​ 121.6 123.0 126.22.63.8
Perth​ 99.6100.9103.82.94.2
Hobart 152.8 157.7 162.63.16.4
Darwin​ 87.587.689.52.22.3
Canberra​ 128.0 130.3 134.73.45.2
Eight capitals 143.5 144.3 148.73.03.6

2011-12 = 100
Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Established house price, indexDec 19Sep 20Dec 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 172.9 175.2 182.13.95.3
Melbourne​ 158.2 156.9162.73.72.8
Brisbane​ 127.6 129.8133.62.94.7
Adelaide​ 124.4 125.9 129.22.63.9
Perth​ 101.2 103.2106.33.05.0
Hobart 152.4 157.3162.43.26.6
Darwin​ 91.7 92.094.22.42.7
Canberra​ 134.0 137.7 142.53.56.3
Eight capitals 147.4 148.6 153.83.54.3

Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0

Attached dwelling price, indexDec 19Sep 20Dec 20 Previous qtr % change Annual % change
Sydney 153.8 153.2 155.31.41.0
Melbourne 125.6 126.0 129.22.52.9
Brisbane​ 108.8 108.2 109.91.61.0
Adelaide​ 110.8 112.0 114.52.23.3
Perth​ 92.7 91.593.52.20.9
Hobart​ 155.2 159.6 164.53.16.0
Darwin​ 78.578.079.41.81.1
Canberra 108.7 107.7 111.03.12.1
Eight capitals 132.6 132.3 134.71.81.6

Source: ABS Cat No 6416.0


Last updated: 08 June 2021

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