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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To Health and Happiness: WA’s Health Industry Future Steven Bond-Smith, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Richard Seymour, Yashar Tarverdi We often hear that an ageing Western Australian population will have a profound impact on our labour market and economy. However, it is the pressure that this changing demographic is placing on our health system that may cause the largest social impact of... Read article 7 December 2018Focus on Industry Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – December 2018 Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA, as at Q4 2018. This quarter we we see that the WA economy has returned to positive growth, driven by the strength of a... Read article 6 December 2018Quarterly Economic Commentary  |  Economic Commentary Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – October 2018 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the October 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. We’ve also... Read article 19 November 2018Monthly Labour Market Updates Read More
BCEC Briefing Note: WA Economic Update Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely This BCEC Briefing Note examines the latest Western Australian economic data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. As forecast in the BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary in September 2018, the WA economy has returned to positive growth. This is on the... Read article 16 November 2018Economic Commentary  |  Briefing Notes Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – September 2018 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the September 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 30 October 2018Monthly Labour Market Updates Read More
South West for Asia: Promoting tourism product development in Australia’s South West tourism region for Asian markets Michael Volgger, Christof Pforr, Sara Cavalcanti Marques As a critical growth market for the tourism industry in Australia’s South West (ASW), a stronger focus on emerging Asian markets has become a strategic priority for the region. The project “South West for Asia” is aligned with these broader... Read article 23 October 2018Feature Read More