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Economic profile

Perth city has experienced strong growth with more than $9 billion of building activity approved in the last 10 years.

Combined, the businesses within the City of Perth contribute:

  • $80.1Bto the economy
  • $42.1Bin net value
  • $3.8Bin construction projects
  • #1Foreign Direct Investment strategy, Asia-Pacific

Our biggest sectors by contribution to economic output:

  • 0Finance & insurance
  • 0Mining
  • 0Professional, scientific & technical services
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Visitor Facts

  • 205,750 people visit the city each day for work, study, services, shopping and leisure
  • 34,000 people visit the Inner Perth Tourism Region each day
  • 55% of visitors are international tourists
  • Tourism contributes to 1.5% of our economic output and to 3.5% of jobs
  • Accommodation and food contribute to 55% of spending in Perth City


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Education Sector Facts

  • We have 3 Universities and 2 TAFE campuses
  • Perth city has over 100 education and training businesses
  • Tertiary education contributes to ~2% economic output and ~5% of jobs
  • 13,800 students study in Perth CBD each day
  • 20,000 students and staff at UWA each day
  • 38,000 students are enrolled in education and training courses