Australia votes: Data for democratic decision making 

GWI Data Insights Series

The GWI team is passionate about data, most of all when it is used to make evidence-based decisions.

In the lead up to the Federal Election this year, we have put together key data from each state and territory in Australia, from the consumer price index to building approvals, population growth and more. Over the coming months we will be adding to these datasets to help support your democratic decision making.

The figure in each state and territory below represents the unemployment percentage rates as at 20 May 2016. Click on the state or territory for more statistics, including:

  • Population and growth
  • Interstate migration
  • Building approvals trend
  • Consumer price index
  • Wage price index
  • Motor vehicle sales
  • Public sector size and proportion of labour force


Source: Australia Bureau of Statics and state/territory accounts. 

GWI has checked with sources believed to be reliable in their efforts to provide information that is complete and accurate at the time of publication. However, in view of the possibility of human error, neither GWI nor any other party involved in the preparation or publication of this work warrants that the information contained herein is in every respect accurate or complete, and they are not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. Users are encouraged to confirm the information contained herein with other sources.

Dan Wood
Consulting Manager