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No. 53, March Quarter 2023 - CPI Snapshot
No. 52, December Quarter 2022 - Adelaide Rental Affordability
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No. 51, September Quarter 2022 - CPI Snapshot
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No. 50, June Quarter 2022 - Rental Affordability in Regional SA
This report focuses on rental affordability in regional South Australia and is the latest in a series of SACOSS Cost of Living Updates tracking changes in living costs for South Australians on low incomes and/or experiencing disadvantage. The evidence in this report clearly shows that, while there are fewer rental households in regional South Australia than in Adelaide, and that regional rental prices are generally lower than in the capital, there are still significant problems with rental affordability in regional areas.
No. 49, December Quarter 2021 - Rental Affordability
This Cost of Living Update highlights problems of rental affordability in South Australia.
Drawing on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the South Australian government, the report shows that the increasing cost of renting has coincided with a decline in the provision of public housing and concludes that greater investment in public housing will boost supply and help all renters.
No.48, September Quarter 2021
SACOSS did not publish a Cost of Living Update for this quarter. The next Cost of Living Update in the series is Cost of Living Update No. 49, for the December quarter 2021.
No. 47, June Quarter 2021 - Summary
This Update contains a summary of cost of living changes for different households in the June Quarter showing the impact of significant jumps in inflation, and the loss of the Coronavirus Supplement for many social security recipients. There was no special issue focus in this Update.
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No.46, March Quarter 2021 - JobSeeker
The data in this report shows the inadequacy of the recent $25 per week rise in the base rate of JobSeeker. Around one-third of the increase simply addressed the problem of inadequate indexation and the payment remains well below the poverty line.
No.45, December Quarter 2020 - Summary
This Update contains a summary of cost of living changes for different households in the December Quarter showing that last quarter's low inflation flowed through to only minor increases in the cost of living for age pensioners (in particular) and other social security recipients - although the situation may have been different for renters. There was no special issue focus in this Update.
No.44, September Quarter 2020 - Telecommunications
This Update contains a summary of cost of living changes for different households in the September Quarter showing that last quarter's anomalous deflation had disappeared, but payments to age pensioners and other social security recipients covered cost increases this quarter (although the cut to the Coronavirus Supplement would have significant impacts for many households). This report also contains a special feature summarising the South Australian telecommunications affordability data from the recently released Australian Digital Inclusion Index.