Australian demographic trends of 2016
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Population growth steadies. Overall, Australia’s population growth seems to have steadied at around 1.4 per cent in 2016, or about 340,000 per annum, with Sydney and Melbourne alone mopping up around half of the total increase in headcount. One of the drivers for the rebound in the number of permanent settlers appears to have been…

Demographic deceptions
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You may have heard, “Don’t buy units in a suburb dominated by big families”. It sounds wise but is misleading. Property professionals often advise investors to check the demographics before choosing between houses or units. Nice advice. But in my opinion, how the demographic data is interpreted by the professional, is often arse-about-face. And I’ve…

Never mind the bollocks! (Growing old disgracefully)
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If you were aged 25 when The Sex Pistols first crashed onto the music scene in 1975, you’ll be 65 years old next year. This isn’t so much a lesson in demography but one of attitude. I can’t imagine this generation of ageing Australians wanting anything to do with the style of retirement living or…

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