The City of Canning is one of the most important economic hubs in Western Australia with a gross regional product of $11.2 billion, almost 4 per cent of the State’s GSP. The City of Canning is also a net employer of the Perth metro area, with more than 45,000 people in the labour force but with a potential offer of employment of 77,000.
Canning is one of the most diverse councils in Western Australia, made up of people from all over the world. With one in two Canning residents born overseas and over 40% speaking a language other than English at home.
The City of Canning comprises the industrial zone of Welshpool, with a vibrant manufacturing sector and the Canning Vale industrial precinct which includes one of the largest fruit and vegetable distribution hubs in WA. Overall the City holds almost 10,000 businesses within its area increasing by more than 15 per cent in the past 5 years. The City is committed to diversification and in particular the development of food value added industries into the Canning Vale industrial zone, with validated potential to attract businesses, start-ups and innovation, increasing the network of food related businesses in the zone.