You hear a lot from the media. Talk of secession, the two-speed economy, a boomtown growth rate. But what does it really mean to live in WA today? What are WA residents like? How do we live? What do we value? How are we the same and how are we different to the rest of the country?

Did you know that more than half of WA households are made up of SINKS and DINKs? This is despite the fact that we are currently in a baby boom.

And did you know that mortgages in WA have increased more than anywhere else in the country, proving that we really do pay a premium to live in WA.

And think food in Perth is getting more expensive? Well you’d be wrong. There has actually been a 1.2% decrease in the cost of food and alcoholic beverages over the twelve months to the March quarter 2012.

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