Here you can access a range of reports providing statistical information about regional Western Australia, including demographics, regional price index, budget expenditure, investment opportunities, economic perspectives and more.
The following reports are available below and in the Publications
Budget regional highlights
Provides a snapshot of State Government investment in regional Western Australia.
Estimated resident population
Produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Investment opportunities in WA regions
Investment opportunities worth billions of dollars are on offer in Western Australia's regions. Prospects in industries such as manufacturing, services, energy, aquaculture and tourism are highlighted in a new series of investment fact sheets released by the State Government to promote investors' interest in economic development in country areas.
Labour force snapshot
The Regional Statistical Summaries’ Labour Force, is a series of nine reference sheets capturing the trends in labour force, employment unemployment and the unemployment rate for each of the nine non-metropolitan regions over an eleven-quarter periods.
Living in the regions
The Living in the Regions project was commissioned by the Regional Development Council to provide much-needed information about why people decide to live in or move away from the regional areas of Western Australia. The suite of reports is the result of a comprehensive survey.
Regional Price Index (RPI)
The 2011 Regional Price Index (RPI) for Western Australia compares the price of a unique basket of 500 goods and services in regional locations with Perth. The RPI also incorporates a particular set of commodity weights to reflect the relative importance of different goods and services.
The RPI is provided below in PDF and Word format:
Details on the methodological complexities, basket of goods and services and commodity weights relevant to the RPI are available below:
For more information about the RPI please contact RDL on (08) 6552 4400.
Click here to view/download the 2007 Regional Price Index.
The Western Australian Regions of Western Australia series
2004 editorial series exploring the growth, diversity and potential of regional Western Australia.