What do we want to achieve?
By 2023-24, the total number of employed persons in WA will increase by at least 150,000, as measured by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
- A good job can offer a person purpose and satisfaction and helps them and their families participate fully in the community.
- Secure, fairly-paid jobs with safe working conditions encourage people to spend and invest. This is key to supporting economic growth.
- More jobs across a wider range of industries and regions mean a more stable economy that is better able to resist economic cycles.
- The aim is to give Western Australians employment opportunities in a broad range of industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, construction, tourism, defence, education and health services, and new and emerging technical and scientific industries.
Interpreting the results
The ABS data shows total employment in WA fell by 19,000 in the period 2015-16/2016-17. However, the outlook is starting to improve.
An increase in total employment of 150,000 persons over the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2024 means more than 1.485 million Western Australians will have jobs.
- Investment in destination marketing and event tourism, including airline agreements and trade events.
- New Industries Fund — a $16.7 million initiative to support and accelerate new and emerging businesses to create WA jobs over four years.
- METRONET priority projects which will generate thousands of jobs.
- Investment in resources and trade events that will help WA's business growth into Asia, including development of an Asian Engagement Strategy
- Focus on creating jobs and driving productivity in different industries to support economic diversity, including the Value Add Agribusiness Investment Attraction Fund, the WA Defence and Defence Industries Strategic Plan.
- Supporting local businesses to get a bigger share of Government work:
- The International Education Strategy to grow Western Australia's international education market and boost jobs in the industry.
- Plan for Jobs
- Training for the Future