Economic & Social Analysis

Policy and business decision making in today’s complex environment needs to be underpinned by good evidence. SGS’s wide-ranging experience in economic and social analysis ensures practical advice to clients in both the private and public sectors. Our work provides clients with a deep understanding of places and their people, and how decisions made now may affect communities in the future, and in particular, the role these decisions can play in promoting and facilitating economic development.

SGS is at the forefront of economic and social analysis. Our skills are applied to a range of fields and interests including the provision of social services, economic development strategies and investment attraction to project appraisals. Importantly, SGS understands social capital and how this influences how we live together as a society.

Our clients in this area include private firms, Commonwealth Agencies (including Department of Social Services, Treasury, Infrastructure Australia), State Governments (with a focus on Transport, Planning and Economic Development), Local Governments (capital cities, suburban and regional), and not-for-profit organisations. SGS also works closely with many private companies providing advice on projects of all sizes.

Within the area of economic and social analysis SGS serves clients in the following areas:

  • Economic development policy and strategy formulation
  • Demographic and socioeconomic profiling, data analysis and development of locally-specific indicators of progress
  • Economic cluster and agglomeration analysis
  • Socio-economic impact assessment
  • National Accounts and productivity analysis
  • Economic modelling, impact assessment and forecasting
  • Community, industry, government and other stakeholder consultation
  • Investment attraction strategies
  • Industry sectoral studies
  • Statistical analysis

To discuss this topic further please contact Terry Rawnsley, National Area of Service Leader for Economic and Social Analysis.