Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Perth top destination for Interstaters

A new poll has revealed one in five Sydney residents is considering moving to another city, with Western Australia one of the most popular destinations.

The latest AC Nielsen poll found 21 per cent of people surveyed in Sydney are thinking of moving to another city.

The poll conducted in February cited interstate job opportunities as the main motivation.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics data for 2007 showed 500 people move to WA from interstate every day.

The Chief Economist at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, John Nicolau, says the resources boom means WA needs more workers.

"When we look at our labour needs over the next 10 years we estimate we will need another 400,000 people in this state," he said.

ABS data also found young people were attracted by the mining industry in Western Australia, which has grown by 75 percent in the last ten years.

This article was taken from http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/03/03/2178306.htm

What is scary is that every day, 500 people are moving to WA from interstate! Where are they looking for a house? Where are they staying? If you just do a www.blogsearch.google.com on PERTH for the last week, you can get an insight from some of the people that have just landed in paradise. Perth is growing but the housing situation still stands as a problem that doesn't seem to be improving.

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