Australian population clock strikes 24.5 million
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Population growth picks up It was only in February last year that we saw the Australian resident population clock pass 24 million. Today, the population clock quietly ticks past 24,500,000. The population clock presently assumes an increase of one person every one minute and 22 seconds. So what does this mean for Australia median house…

Three charts on Australia’s population shift and the big city squeeze
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Melbourne is Australia’s most rapidly growing city, a title it wrested from Perth around 2013-14 – Several of Australia’s big cities are growing well above the national average population growth rate, writes… Nick Parr, Macquarie University At around 1.5%, Australia’s current population growth rate is above the world rate of about 1.2%, and among the…

Immigration accelerates to 4-year high
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Population growth is back Population growth in Australia is accelerating again. It looks as though the registrars have caught up on the missing births in New South Wales and Victoria, after a bit of a backlog. The natural increase in the population is ticking along at around 155,500 per annum, but it was a sizeable…

The Ins and Outs of Population Growth
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One minute read.  Everyone is moving to Tassie. Well, that’s the talk on the street. But is it true? Interstate migration – like most things – consists of ins and outs. People always depart and others arrive. When the arrivals exceed the departures, then the net result is positive. Reverse the trend for a negative…

Australia's latest Demographic Stats
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Demographics drives our property markets. In fact over the long term, demographics is more important to what happens to property than short term influences like interest rates or consumer confidence. So let’s look at some of the latest ABS demographic data, which was recently released for the period up to June 30th last year. Estimated resident…

Australian life expectancy rises to record high
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One for the ages! Here’s some unexpectedly good news: life expectancy in Australia has increased to an all-time high (hurrah!).  Life expectancy at birth has increased to 80.4 years for males and an even higher 84.5 years for females. A decade ago life expectancy was lower by 1.9 years for males and 1.2 years for…

Population growth accelerates
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Immigration rising again  It’s lucky you read this blog and not what you’d have heard elsewhere about Australia’s population growth collapsing or dropping off a cliff. Popular perception is often 12-18 months behind the reality. The figures to March 2016 showed that population growth was actually accelerating, the reasons for which have been discussed here…

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