Migrants want to live in the big cities, just like the rest of us
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Capital city populations are growing twice as fast as the rest of Australia, because of the employment and business opportunities and lifestyle on offer to both new migrants and long-term residents, writes … Dr. Sajeda Tuli, University of Canberra Migration is getting increasing attention in Australia, with the Morrison government recently putting the focus on…

Government’s population plan is more about maximising ‘win-wins’ than cutting numbers
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Population growth has pros and cons, and the Morrison government’s plan is less about a change in immigration numbers than about increasing the benefits and minimising the costs, writes … Nick Parr, Macquarie University The Morrison government’s new population plan will have little effect on Australian population growth. Appropriately, it looks to reduce the concentration…

Depatures and arrivals, who’s moving?
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Australia’s national population is estimated to have increased by 109,057 persons over the quarter to be up 395,101 persons or 1.6% over the 12 months to September 2018 according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) demographic arrivals and departures data release. While nationally the drivers of population growth are net overseas migration and…

FactCheck: is Australia’s population the ‘highest growing in the world’?
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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said Australia is “the highest growing country in the world”, with population growth “double than a lot of other countries”. Is that right? Liz Allen, Australian National University We’re the highest growing country in the world – with 1.6% increase, and that’s double than a lot of other countries. – One…

The 3 drivers of population growth
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The ABS annual regional population dataset now includes details about population growth type.   A change in population is dependent on three things: 1. Natural increase — in short, births versus deaths. 2. Net internal migration — this means movements within the country, including interstate moves but also movements within the same state or territory. 3. Net overseas…

Biggest population surge in years will underpin Sydney and Melbourne property markets
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Australia’s population recorded its fastest rise in nine years according to recently released ABS figures. Victoria experienced its fastest annual population growth since 1960 – up 2.43 per cent.   NSW population rose 1.6 per cent last year.underpinning increased demand for extra infrastructure and housing. A dramatic increase in net overseas migration is the primary driver…

City planning suffers growth pains of Australia’s population boom
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Financial benefits are behind the development industry’s push for a continuous rapid population growth – But our poorly planned cities are ill-prepared and already struggling, writes… Glen Searle, University of Sydney Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This is the third article in our series,…

This is what will shape the future of our property markets
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Infrastructure – it’s not a very sexy word, is it? But the things is, building things to make our lives, and our economies, better will be even more vital in the years ahead. That’s because our population is growing so fast that our cities are becoming increasingly congested – and no one likes being stuck…

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