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Communities on the metropolitan periphery : the Sunshine Coast and Cranbourne compared

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posted on 05.05.2017, 03:19 by Taylor, Alison, Birrell, Bob
This article compares Cranbourne and the Sunshine Coast. Despite the 'battler' image of the former and the glamorous 'sea change' associations of the latter, Cranbourne residents have higher employment and income levels and lower welfare recipient rates than their Sunshine coast counterparts. The main reason is that Cranbourne residents are within commuting range of jobs located in middle suburban Melbourne, whereas Sunshine Coast residents have to rely on jobs generated within the Sunshine Coast itself. However in both communities there are low levels of post-school training amongst youth and thus a poor outlook for their employment prospects. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s


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People and place, vol. 11, no. 1 (2003), p. 42-53. ISSN 1039-4788