Australian population growth

Victoria remains the powerhouse of population growth
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Demographic data for the March 2016 quarter was released last week from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).  The data showed that over the 12 months the national population increased by 1.4% which translates into an increase of 327,610 persons. Looking at the two components of national population growth, they show that over the year…

Dwelling completions boom as population growth slows
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Recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows the strong national population growth experienced over recent years is continuing to wane while on the other hand, dwelling construction is booming. This effect is creating a much closer relationship between housing supply and demand. ABS demographic data released last week for December 2015 showed that Australia’s population…

Strong population growth in Melbourne and Sydney
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Interstate migration picks up Drilling into the latest ABS Demographic Statistics a little further reveals some very notable trends. In particular there has been an unprecedented flow of relocation towards Melbourne as folk follow the jobs, with a massive net interstate migration of 4,849 to Victoria in the fourth quarter of 2015, easily the highest…

Here's what's happening to population growth
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 The ABS released its Australian Demographic Statistics figures for September 2015 which confirmed the expected steadying of population growth at an annual total of +313,200, with government projections showing a fresh increase expected through 2016. Net overseas migration has slowed significantly since the end of the mining construction boom, though it is now flattening out. In fact,…

Look what's happening to migration trends
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Migration to Australia is slowing. The ABS released its Overseas Arrivals & Departures figures for September 2015 which confirmed that net permanent and long-term migration continued to slow to +282,400 on a rolling annual basis, which is now the lowest level since July 2007. With New Zealanders and Europeans having increasingly opted to pursue more appealing or lucrative…

Below the surface of population growth
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The Housing Industry Association has analysed the latest ABS demographic statistics. The figures showed that Australia’s rate of population growth slowed in 2014. Here’s what they had to say: This development coincided with a period when the nation built more new homes than in any other year on record. This dynamic has generated some interest, particularly in light of this…