This project aimed to better understand the nature and changes affecting small town and labour markets in the Southern Grampians region.
This research provides valuable information about the changing economic and labour market requirements for the region, information which could assist the Shire and the State Government with future planning. Presentations of findings from this project were held in 2004 and 2005. The research findings examined demographic trends in the study area through data analysis of the 2001 Census of Population and Housing undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics including across labour market statistics, sources of income and education as well as population and labour change by sub-region.
The Fellowship recipient was Associate Professor Dave Mercer with support from the Southern Grampians Shire Council and the Glenelg Hopkins Catchment Management Authority. Other members of this research project team were RMIT researchers Simone Alexander, Trevor Budge and Robin Goodman.