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Looking Back on Structural Change in Australia: 2002-2012

Supplement to the Annual Report 2011-12

This supplement was released on 11 October 2013. It is a supplement to the Annual Report 2011-12, in which the theme chapter focuses on structural adjustment in a 'multi-speed' economy.

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Erratum - Supplement to Annual Report 2011-12

The following erratum - published on 20 February 2014 - has been issued for the Looking Back on Structural Change in Australia: 2002-2012 Supplement to the Annual Report 2011-12. The website version of this publication has been amended to reflect this erratum.

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Contents

  • Preliminaries
    • Cover, Copyright and publication detail, About this supplement, Contents, Acknowledgments and Abbreviations and explanations
  • 1 Setting the scene
    • 1.1 What is meant by structural change and structural adjustment?
    • 1.2 Sources of structural change
    • 1.3 Why is structural change of policy interest?
    • 1.4 Aims and structure of this supplement
  • 2 Drivers of recent structural change
    • 2.1 Global forces have brought opportunities and challenges
    • 2.2 A changing domestic environment
  • 3 Structural change in output and investment
    • 3.1 Structural change in output
    • 3.2 Structural change in investment
    • 3.3 Structural change across states and territories
  • 4 Structural change in employment
    • 4.1 Structural change at the sectoral level
    • 4.2 Structural change in employment at the industry level
    • 4.3 Patterns of regional structural change in employment
  • 5 Some underlying trends in labour adjustment
    • 5.1 Indicators of labour mobility
    • 5.2 The changing nature of work
    • 5.3 Signals for labour market adjustment
  • 6 Resources: a case study in structural adjustment
    • 6.1 Recent drivers of change facing the resources sector
    • 6.2 What were the effects on output?
    • 6.3 Some implications for capital use
    • 6.4 What were the implications for labour?
  • Appendix A Industry classifications
  • Appendix B Structural change indexes
  • Appendix C Supporting data and analysis
  • References