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Automotive Industry

The Australian Workplace Innovation & Social Research Centre (WISeR) commissioned a study by the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) to assess the impact of the closure of the motor vehicle industry in Australia following announcements by General Motors Holden (GMH), Ford and Toyota that they will be ceasing production in the country.

The following reports, maps and tables highlight summary findings by State/Territory and Local Government Area across Australia.

Summary Report

Closing the Motor Vehicle Industry: The Impact on Australia

NIEIR Modelling Report

Full Motor Vehicle Closure: The Impact on Australia and its regions


A series of animated maps have been produced illustrating the impact over time by Local Government Area across Australia.

Note the maps will play automatically to show the progression over time for each indicator, but will need a mouse click to progress between indicators (ie. every 5 maps).


The following tables include the projected impact by Local Government Area for each jurisdiction in Excel format.


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