FACTBase Fremantle 3: Where's the boom? Unpacking Fremantle's Socioeconomic Structure

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This FACTBase explores Fremantle’s socio-economic structure within the broader context of the Perth and Peel Metropolitan Region. Such analysis is critical in order to develop a measure of community stability, resilience and dynamics in the face of economic restructuring and uncertainty. As noted in previous FACTBases (Martinus, 2014a, 2014b), whilst there has been an increase in the overall mean income across Perth and Peel this has not been evenly spread. Indeed, there is a growing divide between the richest and poorest Statistical Local Areas (SLAs). This pattern of income inequality looks set to intensify in the context of Perth and Peel’s rising living costs and an increasing number of SLAs falling below the mean income level of $86,017.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.