Perth is Australia's boomtown.
As a portside town, Perth is home to some of Australia's largest and most successful companies.
Regional Western Australia has substantial deposits of metal ores and coal and, with backing of the economic powerhouse of Asia, many resource based companies source much of their raw materials from here, resulting in high economic growth for the state and its capital, Perth.
Many large mining and mineral concerns have their headquarters in Perth. Mining itself is carried on outside Perth but the city is home to many support industries employing engineers and scientists.
With the vast expanse of land and excellent growing conditions in WA, agriculture plays a large part in Perth's economy.
House prices within Perth have steadily risen in the past, although the recent global financial strain has resulted in a slight drop in the median price. With the number of people moving to WA in any given week, the availability of land is already tightening, making now an ideal time for homebuyers and investors to secure their position in the Perth property market. Find out more here.