Community pulse 2018: Western Australia results


In August, CEDA released the results from the Community pulse 2018 poll for Western Australia.

Download Western Australia results
Read media release: CEDA national poll: West Australians least likely to feel they have benefited from Australia’s record run of economic growth  

CEDA has released the Western Australia results from Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect - polling exploring Australians’ attitudes to work, education, health, community and the economy.

West Australian respondents were more likely to feel like they have not gained, or don’t know if they have gained from Australia’s record run of economic growth compared to national results (61 per cent compared to 55 per cent nationally).

West Australians were more satisfied with their level of pay compared to other states (61 per cent compared to 53 per cent) and more satisfied with their work/life balance in areas such as flexibility to work from home and ability to take holidays when desired.

The issues that rated as of higher importance to WA respondents compared to other states were tough criminal laws and criminal sentences and strong security to combat terrorism.

On the national issues of greatest importance, West Australians were in line with the national results placing greatest importance on high quality and accessible public hospitals; strong regulation to limit foreign ownership of Australian land/assets; increased pension payments; and high quality and choice of aged care services.

The top personal issues in WA aligned nationally with reliable, low cost basic health services; reliable, low cost essential services; access to stable and affordable housing; affordable, high quality chronic disease services; and reduced violence in homes and communities, rating as of high importance. 

Release event highlights

These results are being released in Perth on 14 August 2018.

Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect 

CEDA released the national results for the poll in Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect on 25 June 2018 in Canberra. Read the national report, and explore related content, here.  CEDA will also host events Sydney where we will release state-specific data. State results for Victoria were released on 3 July 2018, Queensland on 20 July 2018 and South Australia on 26 July 2018. 

Explore report data: Community pulse interactives

Explore our series of interactives released to coincide with the launch of CEDA's report, Community pulse 2018: the economic disconnect. Discover key insights and share your opinion
on Australia's record economic growth and the benefits to everyday Australians. 


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