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Economic divergence in Australia it is an issue that I feel all Australians should be aware of and deal with because if the gap is not bridged then Australias economic prosperity and social fabric will be under serious threat Evidence of this divide is seen with the differences in unemployment rates and household income between the urban and rural regions Australias economy has sent inner-city employment levels through the roof - thousands of millionaires created each year by exploding real estate prices in Sydney and Melbourne have helped to feed a huge retail boom This however goes only so far - there is a dark side to our prosperity - Australia is experiencing a wealth divide and areas in the bush and other rural communities are struggling for survival Evidence may also be found in the city where suburbs a few kilometres apart differentiate enormously in terms of income and unemployment rates Take the bush for example where reliance on a single industry and a shortage of services creates a wealth of problems Not only this but low prices for key commodities such as wheat and wool is making life very tough for many rural communities across Australia In terms of unemployment the number of jobs in rural and mining areas has been on the decline and particularly in the past 15 years At the other end of the spectrum outlying suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne still face unemployment rates of above 10 because of the cutting back of employment in traditional industries such as textile clothing and footwear and vehicle manufacture This can plainly be seen in Elizabeth north of Adelaide where almost one in four of those seeking work are unemployed and the suburb remains heavily dependent on the car industry In terms of statistics a huge contrast is evident with the unemployment rate in the Murraylands in South Australia at 113 against the minute 29 in the inner-west
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