FACTBase73 - Making Strategic Jobs Count: Addressing Issues of Spatial Inequality

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    Summary of Key Findings

    • Planning to meet long-term State Government targets for job distribution within Greater Perth should differentiate between ‘strategic’ and ‘population-following’ job types.
    • Of the 831,000 jobs in Greater Perth in 2016, 31% are classified as strategic and 69% as population-following.
    • Population-following jobs are more likely to be evenly spread across a region due to their relationship with population growth, whereas strategic jobs are linked to key industries and may require focused planning support for development.
    • Concentrating on strategic jobs ensures policy is adaptive enough to address both employment self-sufficiency and the reality of geographical concentrations of strategic industries.
    • Targeting strategic job distribution across a city, as well as travel accessibility to job opportunities, means a focus on fewer, key jobs with a greater chance of success.
    • Strategic jobs have complex location requirements but disruptive changes to how we work and travel are likely to alter the geography of jobs and travel in cities, making it more vital than ever to think strategically how we plan for work across a metropolitan area.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationPerth
    PublisherThe University of Western Australia
    Commissioning bodyCommitee for Perth
    Publication statusPublished - 2021


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