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In the 12 months to September 2011 WA saw its population increase by 2.6% or 60,700. This accounts for 18.9% of the overall population of Australia. And 50% of this increase is due to net overseas migration.

The main driving force of net migration in WA is of course the plethora of resource projects currently underway and those in the pipeline. The opportunities therefore for skilled tradespersons and professionals are vast.