Perth Perception Survey 2021

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Introduced in 2012 and commissioned every three years, the Perth Perception Survey aims to measure the sentiment of residents across Greater Perth on a range of issues related to living, working and playing in the region.

This year's survey reveals that residents across Greater Perth are more positive about living in the region than they were three years ago.

However, the research identifies improvements that can be made to further increase resident satisfaction, with the further deregulation of retail trading hours noted as a key opportunity.

The survey also revealed:
  • Resident recommendations for Greater Perth as a good place to work (81%), find a new job (68%) and start a business (54%) have strengthened
  • An increase in resident perceptions on job security was also reported to be up from 44% in 2018 to 61%.
  • Respondents most want to work in health and community services (23%) or government (23%), while construction rated as the least appealing.
  • Access to affordable childcare continues to be an issue, with 25% of respondents with young children stating they do not have access to the paid childcare they need to work.
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.