Work, places and people in Western Sydney: changing suburban labour markets 2001-2014

This report analyses labour market change in Western Sydney over the last three decades. There are two significant contexts for the analysis. These contexts are drivers of the demand and supply of labour. One is the economic role of Western Sydney within the global city of Sydney, one of the world’s standout urban success stories of modern times. Certainly Western Sydney has received growth impetus from Sydney’s globalisation. Yet there are ill-effects especially on certain manufacturing sub-sectors, with significant and sustained impacts on employment. Being insufficiently attached to global growth sectors also means Western Sydney has insufficient economic drivers, and a paucity of the infrastructures and political institutions that would typify such large concentration of people elsewhere in Australia. The study presented here focuses on the spatial-social mismatches in Western Sydney’s regional labour market. This is an important issue because labour market outcomes have major social and economic impacts, an observation which exposes the insufficient attention given to labour market outcomes by Sydney’s urban planners.

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  • Accession Number: 01747614
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2020 2:55PM