A post-budget look at the economic impact of COVID-19 in growth areas

14 October 2020 Webinar


Watch webinar recording below:


Presentation by Rob Hall, .id The Population experts here

Presentation by Aaron Hill, Deloitte Acess Economics here


Until COVID-19, Australia’s outer urban growth areas accounted for over 11% of GDP and 19% of the national workforce. The economic impact of the pandemic has been felt sharply in growth areas, whose economies and workforce rely on manufacturing, exports, construction, retail, hospitality and other hard-hit sectors.

This webinar will look at the impact of the COVID-19 recession on the Australian economy and growth areas specifically, including what the pause in inward migration means for growth areas, and how exposed our communities will be when JobKeeper ceases.

We will also present analysis of what the 6 October Federal Budget means for our economic future, and what initiatives will benefit growth areas.


Aaron Hill, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Aaron is a Partner at Deloitte Access Economics. Aaron leads Deloitte Access Economics practice in South Australia and the Northern Territory. Aaron is also part of Deloitte Access Economics national practices advising on urban, transport and technology economics.

Aaron leads major economics and public policy projects for clients ranging from Commonwealth, state and local governments through to global corporate clients and major South Australian institutions – using tools like economic modelling, cost-benefit analysis, business case development and policy analysis.

Aaron is the lead author of Deloitte’s “Make it Adelaide” report series which looks at how to build South Australia’s economic future.

Before joining Deloitte in 2014, Aaron held a number of roles in the public sector, including as an adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer and economic adviser to the Premier of South Australia.


Rob Hall, Economist, .id the population experts

Rob is driven by a desire to help shape communities for a better future. Trained as an economist, he has a unique fifteen-year background in economics, demographics, statistics and strategic planning with a focus on understanding how economic forces influence local government areas across Australia.
At .id, Rob leads the economic team to provide Local Government with high-quality analysis and information tools, including specialised consulting services and tailored information products such as economy.id.
By working at the intersection of place and economic analysis, Rob offers insights that help local government develop strategies with confidence and make informed investment decisions.