Eastern exodus as job mine runs dry

Original article by Victoria Laurie
The Australian – Page: 4 : 27-Sep-17

The downturn in Western Australia’s resources boom has prompted a growing number of people to move interstate, reversing the internal migration trend that boosted the state’s population at the peak of the boom. Data from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre shows that just 7,700 people moved to WA in 2016, while 11,300 left the state. Rebecca Cassells of Curtin University notes that the number of people moving to WA has traditionally been closely aligned with the iron ore price, but this is no longer so despite the recent rebound in the price of the steel input.


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