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ABS Offices - Western Australia

Working at the Western Australia Regional Office (Perth)

Situated by the vast tranquil waters of the Swan River is the beautiful city of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Perth is home to many great architectural landmarks, parks, award winning vineyards and endless miles of white sandy beaches with crystal clear water. Its rich mineral resources drive the state's economic growth - which is evident in the prosperity of Perth's residents.

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Perth's sunny Mediterranean climate caters for a wide variety of outdoor activities including sailing, swimming, surfing and bush walking. The City of Perth operates a modern network of train and buses to deliver people to their destinations on time.

Useful websites

Perth Tourist Centre Online -
Perth Tourism -
Tourism Western Australia -

Western Australia Office, Perth

The Western Australia (WA) Regional Office of the ABS is located on Level 15, Exchange Plaza, in the Central Business District. As well as providing a wide range of information and consultancy services to governments, business and the wider community in Western Australia, the WA Regional Office in Perth has responsibility for a number of national statistical collections and functions, and currently employs approximately 200 people.

Career Prospects and Promotional Opportunities

Positions in the WA Regional Office include a mixture of administrative, operational, support and research type roles which can include data collection, survey operations, client servicing and statistical research analysis. The Learning and Development team offers assistance to staff with regards to training and career development. Staff members are encouraged to participate in the extensive range of training courses available to develop their statistical, management and personal development skills.

There is good opportunity for promotion, with regular advertising of specialist positions and general bulk rounds. Within the WA Regional Office, staff members are encouraged to move between the branches when positions become available in order to broaden their work experience. The availability of opportunities is largely determined by staff retention, the work program of the branches and the types of services that we provide.

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