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
    Reply

    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
    Reply

    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 the hysterical and inflammatory reception of cap and ceased policy.
    “to be hanged till death” policy

    They should also immediately tackle applications that are pending to be processed for 3-4 years already. Either they return the money with interest or process them according to the agreed terms at the time of the application.
    I would like to make a request to eliminate this habit of changing rules without any sound reasons. No doubt you better know what should be the criteria since being responsible I decided to thwart all of these illegal acts. You also know that migration rules change regularly, but once you apply you are generally protected from all future changes to the rules. So, I hope that the new Australian Government will think on our aspects and keep in mind with moderation and compassionately and also will find impartial solution so it will put a precious contribution in the Australian economy and make stout relations with the entire world.
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  • jamaluddin
    Reply

    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 BEFORE AND NORELATIONS BUT THERE IS A VERY STRONG RELATION OF HUMAN BEINGE. IF AHUMAN WILL NOT HELP HUMAN THEN WHO WILL HELP?

  • Mark
    Reply

    Hi Muttiah. if you click on the blue link in the post you will see that it came from the Australian Newspaper. :)

    Most of the larger newspapers such as The Australian and Sydney Morning Herald (http://www.smh.com.au) print their main stories online although they don’t provide an actual online version of the newspaper as such.

    As for Architects, best thing to do here is do a quick search for roles in this profession on a site such as http://www.seek.com.au

    The results should help you identify the main areas for these kind of roles.

    Cheers

    Mark

  • Muttiah
    Reply

    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
    Reply

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

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