Employment helps families develop resilience, access better housing and build wealth and independence over time. However, Aboriginal people in Western Australia's regions are more likely than non-Aboriginal people to be without work, especially those living in remote areas.

Aboriginal workforce participation gets worse with remoteness due to a range of factors, such as:

  • low levels of private sector economic activity
  • the structure of local job markets
  • local housing markets
  • education and training participation rates
  • underlying and entrenched disadvantage.

In the longer-term, the State Government will seek to:

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Last reviewed: 13 Jul 2016