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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BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – November 2020 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA. Key findings from this edition include: Careful navigation required, as optimism emerges in the New Year horizon Through a combination of geographic isolation, good management... Read article 27 November 2020Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – October 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. Labour Market Recovery full speed ahead as Victoria opens... Read article 23 November 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Green Shoots: Opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy presentation This latest report in the Focus on Industry series, the fifth report in this series, identifies significant opportunities for Western Australia to reduce the negative environmental impact of industries across its regions, and provides a roadmap for WA to transition... Read article 16 November 2020Presentations Read More
Green Shoots: Opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy Steven Bond-Smith, Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Silvia Salazar, Maria Sandoval-Guzman, Richard Seymour, Chris Twomey Green Shoots: Opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy, the fifth report in the Focus on Industry series, looks at the green economy, taking stock of the current environmental footprint and development of ‘green’ sectors as well as identifying opportunities... Read article 12 November 2020BCEC Reports  |  Focus on Industry Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – September 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. Labour Market Recovering: a more positive outlook for Victoria... Read article 20 October 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – August 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. August’s rebound in the labour market surprised everyone, with... Read article 18 September 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More