Australia

Changes in Australia's industry structure: cities and regions, 2006–2011

This new Information Sheet analyses changes that have occurred in industry structure since 2006 in the national economy and in state/territory, city and regional economies, in order to support evidence-based urban and regional policy development and infrastructure planning.

Industry structure is assessed using both output and employment data for Australia and its states and territories, while for Australia's cities and regions it is assessed based solely on employment data.

Changes in Australia's industry structure: cities and regions, 2006–2011

After introducing the study's methodology, this Information Sheet commences with an overview of recent national trends in industry output and employment, and explores how these trends differ across states and territories.

It then investigates patterns of industry employment change at a city and regional scale, identifying the main industry contributors to employment growth and decline in each region, and highlighting the regions that have experienced the greatest structural change in recent years.

There is a particular focus on the role that the Health care and social assistance and Construction industries have played in shaping Australia's recent employment growth. The final sections of the Information Sheet discuss national employment projections for industries and present some concluding remarks.

Title: Changes in Australia's industry structure: cities and regions, 2006–2011

Published by: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Date: January 2015

Available from: Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) website at <http://www.bitre.gov.au/publications/2015/is_057.aspx>

Note from Urbanalyst: The above summary is sourced directly from the document and/or accompanying documentation. Aside from minor editorial modifications, the information is presented as-is.

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