Extra 400,000 workers needed for Western Australia

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I’ve just read an interesting article posted by the Australian Newspaper about the number of extra workers required if Western Australia is going to continue to grow at its current rates.

Apparently an extra 400,000 workers will be needed in Western Australia over the next 10 years if the state is to reap the full benefits of the economic boom.

Despite an increase in the Skilled Migration quota for the 2007 – 2008 year, I’m really not sure where WA is going to find all these people.

Despite the fact that there are “770 people flooding into the State each week” its only a matter of time before this influx of new migrants starts to have a counter productive effect.

House prices are already at an all time high here in Western Australia. Although the 40% annual increase we saw in house prices during the last 18 months seems to have slowed significantly, house prices are still rising with a more modest rise of just under 2% in the last quarter.

Things such as high house prices are surely not going to encourage folks to place a big tick in Western Australia’s box when they are deciding which of the Australian States they want to call their new home.

As more people move into the state and new houses are becoming more difficult to get hold of its going to be a matter of time before theres no where for all of these people to live.

Back in August I wrote about the influx of new migrants coming into Perth and I questioned then where they would all live.

The same question still applies.



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    Andy
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    Andy

    Interesting facts,
    a lot of companies are advertising for workers but do not employ a single one.
    For me, I am a qualified cabinetmaker and joiner and looking for a job since four weeks, applied for over 35 jobs without any success.
    Anyway, you’re all welcome.

    bhupinder pawar
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    bhupinder pawar

    i appreciate to the independent candidates ideas.It is most precious thing relating to the migration policy but labor government specially immigration minister chris evans had a victim of migration policy because ‘Capped & Ceased’ policy is a controversial and unreliable issue. It would harass and hurt the feelings of all the applicants from overseas. All applicants from entire world are strongly opposes this policy. All applications pre-September 2007 have been cancelled based on cap and ceased provision. No where strong reason of disapproval or objection has been mentioned. It is a betrayal and election agenda. The minister was critical in… Read more »

    jamaluddin
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    jamaluddin

    IM JAMAL 35 YEARS OLD GOODLOOKING NO ANY DISEASE READ YOUR AD ON INTERNETABUOT 40000 WORKERS REQUEED.HERE IM REQUESTING U THAT PLEASE PLEASE SEND ME JOB OFFER SO ICAN MAKE MY LIFE EASY TO PASS BECAUSE THE COUNTRY IN WHICH I M LIVING THERE ARE NO BASIC RIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE .POOER BECOMES MORE POOR AND RICH BECOMES MORE RICH.IF U GIVE ME A CHANCE IWILL MAKE MONEY BY USING MY OWN HANDY SKILLS.IM SO POOR BUT EDUCATED HAVING NO RESOURCE TO VISA PROCESS. FOR GOD SAKE PLEASEGIVE ME ACHANCE GIVING ME JOB OFFER LETTER.SO ICAN PROCESS VISA.U DONT KNOW ME… Read more »

    Muttiah
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    Muttiah

    Hi,
    I read your Perth overview.I am a prospective migrant ( Architect).Was looking for some good reading about austrlia’s future growth and I hit your blog.I want to tell you it was interesting reading it.Got to know about Perth.Can you please specify which newspaper you went through for this article.Also,can I read australian newspaper online.For an architects profession which place would be better to settle according to you and why.I know its too much asking but cant help it.Thanks and regards,
    Muttiah

    Michael
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    Michael

    Why i wanna go to australia,i need to quit my present environment cos im afraid of my future in it…