Australian Bureau of Statistics
6466.0.55.001 - Information paper: Experimental Data in the Pensioner and Beneficiary Living Cost Index, Feb 2013
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OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
Figure 1: Construction of the CPI and the PBLCI
Currently, the expenditure weights applied at the EA level within the PBLCI are taken from the CPI and are not derived from expenditure specific to the pensioner and other government beneficiary households. There are a few exceptions that are discussed in Appendix A: Expenditure Class Analysis.
Detailed household expenditure data from the 2009-10 HES was used to compare the spending patterns of pensioner and other government beneficiary households and the CPI households within expenditure classes. Where there were statistically significant differences in spending patterns, CPI price indexes at the elementary aggregate level were used to determine whether these translated into different price movements. Detailed results of this analysis are presented in Appendix A: Expenditure Class Analysis.
Further objectives of this study were to determine whether;
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