CommSec State of the States
Produced on a quarterly basis, CommSec's State of the States publication attempts to track how each state and territory economy is performing. Each jurisdiction is assessed on eight key indicators: state final demand (including exports less imports); retail spending; equipment investment; unemployment; construction work done; population growth; housing finance and dwelling commencements.
The economies of each jurisdiction are ranked by comparing current activity levels with decade averages. Northern Territory Treasury continues to have concerns with this methodology as it does not identify the best performing economies, only the most improved economies relative to their respective 10-year average performance for each indicator.
For Economic Briefs older than last two years, please contact Economics.DTF@nt.gov.au or call (08 8999 6801).
Last updated: 15 July 2019