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SA Data Wrap – Construction activity hits a new peak, labour market steady

In this edition of the Data Wrap we briefly review the latest data releases in respect of construction activity, the labour market, wages and the Local Government Price Index.
Construction activity rises to record level
Data released by the ABS yesterday shows that the construction industry in South Australia remains in good health overall. The total volume […]

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Council rates capping, inflation and state government’s role

The state government is currently legislating to cap council rate increases. The initiative arises from concerns regarding general rates rises and cost of living issues. In this post we examine how council rates have changed over time, take a closer look at the proposed legislative changes, and consider how reasonable they are.
How have council rates […]

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Local Government Price Index: March quarter 2013

The Local Government Price Index (LGPI) provides a measure of price movements faced by Local Government in South Australia in respect of their purchases of goods and services.
The LGPI rose by 0.3 per cent in the March quarter 2013. In comparison, the Adelaide Consumer Price Index was unchanged from the December quarter.
Looking at changes over […]

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Local Government Price Index: June Quarter 2012

The Local Government Price Index (LGPI) – a measure of price movements faced by Local Government in South Australia in respect of their purchases of goods and services – has been updated for the┬áJune 2012 quarter.
The LGPI rose by 0.2 per cent in the June quarter 2012. In comparison, the Adelaide Consumer Price Index was […]

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Local Government Price Index: Decemeber 2011

The Local Government Price Index (LGPI) was recently updated for the December 2011 quarter.
The LGPI measures price movements faced by Local Government in South Australia in respect of their purchases of goods and services.
The latest release takes into account local government broad expenditure patterns for 2010/11. The inclusion of latest expenditure data can lead to […]

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Local Government Price Index: March 2011

The South Australian Local Government Price Index (LGPI) rose by 0.9 per cent in the March quarter of 2011. In comparison, the Adelaide Consumer Price Index rose by 1.6 per cent for the March quarter.
The strong rise in the Adelaide CPI for the March quarter 2011 was driven by price increases for food (up 2.9 […]

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Local Government Price Index: December 2010

Local Government Price Index (LGPI) data for the December 2010 quarter was recently published by the Centre.
The latest release takes into account local government broad expenditure patterns for 2009/10. The inclusion of latest expenditure data can lead to minor revisions for previously published estimates, but this has not been the case in this instance.
The […]

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Local Government Price Index – September Quarter 2010

The Centre has updated the South Australian Local Government Price Index (LGPI) for the September quarter 2010.
The LGPI rose by 1.3 per cent in the September quarter. In comparison, the Adelaide Consumer Price Index rose by 0.9 per cent.
The LGPI price index rose by 3.1 per cent through the year to the September quarter […]

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