Migrants are stopping regional areas from shrinking

Regional settlement of migrants benefits both new arrivals and local communities, writes… Emily Longstaff, Australian National University Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This article is part of our series, Is Australia Full?, which aims to help inform a wide-ranging and often emotive debate. Rather…

Escalation in long term arrivals

Long term arrivals continued to surge in May 2017, suggesting that population growth is heading back towards +400,000 per annum, overwhelmingly focused on the two most populous capital cities plus south east Queensland. Short term inbound arrivals sped up by 10 per cent over the past year to post a record 8.5 million, though the…

Immigration is picking up and that’s good for property

Strong migration numbers  Government figures have long predicted an increase in immigration, and it does now seem as though permanent and long term arrivals are gathering pace in 2017. The net annual number of permanent and long term arrivals jumped to a 19-month high of +287,100 in April 2017, suggesting that annual population growth may…

Growth In Net Overseas Migration Fuels Property Demand

Australia is experiencing a resurgence in net overseas migration (NOM), according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Beidar Cho, ABS demography director, said that in the year ending 30 September 2016, NOM increased by nearly 9%, adding 193,200 people to the Australian population. “This is in contrast to the declines…

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