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.
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – March 2022
This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA. Seize the day: Border reopening presents opportunities for economic diversification, but it is not as simple as turning the tap back on. After two... Read article
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – January 2022
The national recovery takes a sickie As speculation mounts around the national unemployment rate breaking through the 4 per cent barrier and the potential implications for wages growth, the unemployment rate for Australia held steady at 4.2 per cent in... Read article
Assessing tourism potentials in the Fitzroy Valley
Promoting sustainable Indigenous tourism development in WA’s Kimberley region The Fitzroy Valley is nestled within the West Kimberley region of Western Australia, and, if considered in its narrower circumscription, is located approximately 400km east of the commercial hub of Broome... Read article
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – December 2021
The nation rebound meets Omicron On the heels of November’s record 366,000 job rebound after COVID-19 restrictions eased in the Eastern States, December delivered further growth of 64,800 jobs nationally. The participation rate remained unchanged over the month, so this... Read article