The Per Capita Story

Per Capita is an independent, progressive think tank, dedicated to fighting inequality in Australia.
We work to build a new vision for Australia based on fairness, shared prosperity, community, and social justice.

The Economics of Inequality

Per Capita Senior Economist Warwick Smith on the worsening inequality in Australia.


Our Work

Per Capita conducts research and publishes reports on a broad range of social issues, from unemployment and taxes to gender and ageing. Our research is evidence-based, rigorous, and long term in its outlook.



We hold regular events that are accessible to all and address the most topical issues of the day. Make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter to get early access to all our events.



We don’t just work quietly at our desks. We’re vocal. Engaging with the media is one of the best ways to get our message about inequality in Australia out there, and we’re not afraid to be opinionated.



The Centre for Applied Policy in Positive Ageing (CAPPA) is the ‘do tank’ of Per Capita’s think tank.