Following recent announcements by Toyota and Holden that they will be closing their Australian automotive plants by 2017, ESSA has gone off to explore the data behind the local car industry and present some facts and figures for our readers.
People are not buying Australian-made cars because they don’t want to buy Australian-made cars — Treasurer Joe Hockey
We are looking at a potential recession all along the south-eastern seaboard — Australian Manufacturing Workers
Source: ABS Labour Market Statistics, company submissions
Taking into account manufacturing labour composition, the trend of labour employment over the last decade, and monthly labour movements, what do you think the lasting effects of the automotive industry fall out will be on the Australian economy and its workers?