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Marion Fulker says the survey is a clear indication that policy makers are in for challenging times. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Survey puts post-boom Perth in gloomy filter

A new survey has shed some light on the impact that the mining downturn has had on households in Perth and Peel, with nearly half of those surveyed saying they don’t expect their quality of life to improve anytime soon.

A survey conducted by market research firm Ipsos and commissioned by the Committee for Perth found nearly 40 per cent of people experienced some form of career disruption, with 72 per cent predicting no real wages growth and 45 per cent unable to see any improvement in their quality of life.

The survey examined 2,000 Perth and Peel residents to understand how they were coping with living in Perth in a post-boom phase.

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