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Work, places and people in Western Sydney: changing suburban labour markets 2001-2014

The Centre for Western Sydney's first platform paper, titled Work, Places and People in Western Sydney, has been prepared by Emeritus Professor Robert Fagan, and the Centre for Western Sydney's Director, Professor Phil O'Neil. This report analyses labour market change in Western Sydney over the...

Where are the jobs? Part 3: Western Sydney workers in 2036

This report examines what will happen in the Great Western Sydney region over the next twenty years.

Where are the jobs? Part 2: The geography of Western Sydney’s jobs deficit

This second of three reports analysing jobs availability in Western Sydney examines the geographical outcomes of high rates of workforce growth and the decline of manufacturing.

Where are the jobs? Part 1: Western Sydney’s short-lived jobs boom

This report analyses key shifts in the Western Sydney labour market in the context of rapid population growth. It positions Western Sydney’s labour force growth and change against 21st century shifts in the region’s economic structure.

Youth unemployment in western Sydney

How often need we re-discover the power of education and training in addressing youth unemployment and disengagement?

Addressing western Sydney's jobs slide

There are many reasons to be concerned about the growing and, now, long-term problem of jobs in Western Sydney. First there is the simple problem of insufficient jobs for its resident workers. Then there is the problem of jobs location. Overlaying both these concerns is...