Economic data for locked down Melbourne

Ai Group Economics has put together a table of statistics regarding the economic impact on locked down areas of Victoria. The table is available at the link below.

21% of businesses employing one in five Australians are in locked-down Melbourne, accounting for almost one-fifth of Australia’s GDP. The Melbourne-Sydney air route was the second busiest in the world in early 2020 (Forbes).

Table: Economic Statistics for locked down area

Note also this interview with Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox and Hamish McDonald on ABC Radio National this morning:

Innes Willox: Border closure will have massive economic consequences

Media release: Reopen Victoria-NSW border now

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