FACTS & STATS
Motivated, prosperous & on the move
Canberra’s economy is mature, diverse and knowledge-based. We have growing demand and investment opportunity in key sectors including health, building and construction, information technology and public administration.
The city is one of only three Australian jurisdictions that maintains a AAA S&P Global Rating.
Canberra has the fastest economic growth of all states and territories and one of the most secure economies in Australia.
We have the lowest unemployment rate in Australia, remaining below
5% for over a decade.
rates have consistently sat above 72%.
Over half of Canberra’s workforce is employed in the private sector, with more than 25,000 private companies, from multi-nationals to micro businesses.
Over 18,000 jobs in the private health sector.
There are over 2,500 cultural and creative businesses in Canberra.