WA Economy

While the Western Australian economy has had a sustained period of continuous economic growth, successive governments, policy-makers, businesses and individuals continue to grapple with the policy dilemmas of a changing economic landscape, slow productivity growth, and disruptive technologies.

This research theme aims to provide insights into the changing WA economy, based on the most up-to-date data and independent research, to ensure economic agents can better understand the complexities of the economy, its growth trajectory as well as future growth opportunities and challenges.

The WA Economy research theme also provides a monthly update on WA’s labour market within an Australian context, with our BCEC Monthly Labour Market Updates. A detailed WA economic update is also available through the BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary. These outputs ensure analysis on critical economic indicators is available on a regular and frequent basis.

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Are we China-ready? Jianhong (Cecilia) Xia, Rodel Adriano, Mikhail Prude Carcausto Zea, Lesley Crowe-Delaney, Yudan Liu, Kirsten Holmes, Zhirong Chen Chinese tourism to Australia has grown substantially since the start of the millennium, and this group of travellers is now the top international tourism spender. This report looks at the characteristics of Chinese visitors coming to Western Australia, their detailed... Read article 25 June 2018Feature Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – May 2018 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the May 2018 edition of the BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update. Produced monthly, this economic commentary explores the latest labour force data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), providing expert insights and analysis around key labour... Read article 20 June 2018Monthly Labour Market Updates Read More
China as an export market: the case of Western Australian wine Jeremy Galbreath, Grace Gao, Louis Geneste, Kristina Georgiou, Niki Hynes, Paull Weber Chapter 11 of Food, Wine and China, Christof Pforr and Ian Phau (Eds). This chapter includes findings from a BCEC-funded project titled ‘WA wine exports: Building an economic future with China‘. The growth of the Chinese economy and the emergence of... Read article 25 May 2018Books and Book Chapters Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – April 2018 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the April 2018 edition of the BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update. Produced monthly, this economic commentary explores the latest labour force data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), providing expert insights and analysis around key labour market indicators. This latest... Read article 24 May 2018Monthly Labour Market Updates Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – March 2018 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA, as at the end of Q1 2018. This quarter we have re-highlighted the importance of mining and China for the WA economy, and include a... Read article 10 April 2018Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More
The nexus between equity markets and housing prices in Australia Kelly Burns, Steven Rowley, George Tawadros, Ankita Mishra This BCEC Feature report examines the impact of equity and energy prices on house prices across Australian capital cities and regional Western Australia, over the period 2000 to 2014. Energy prices, for the purposes of this study, refers to a broad range... Read article 12 March 2018Feature Read More