FACTBase Fremantle 2: The Changing Characteristics of Fremantle’s Working Population

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Over the past century, Greater Fremantle (see Figure 1) has been transformed from a place where people both lived and worked, to a more complex set of employment residential arrangements. Indeed, people no longer necessarily live close to their work, with residential location becoming dependent on a range of lifestyle, demographic and economic choices and constraints. In this Bulletin, we focus on the employment characteristics of people living in Fremantle including job growth, unemployment, employment sector and income dynamics. We aim to provide a more detailed understanding of exactly who lives in Fremantle, as well as their relative exposure to economic risk and vulnerability in the face of Western Australia’s changing economy.

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