Where do Australian citizens live and where do non-citizens live
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A review by CoreLogic of the recent Census 2016 data on Australian citizenship shows that a high rate of overseas migration has led to an increasing proportion of Australians being born overseas. Furthermore, it has also resulted in more people living in Australia that are not classified as Australian citizens.   Although overseas migration has been…

Melbourne to overtake Sydney within a decade
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10-years of population increase Figures released by the ABS today showed that Australia’s population increased by 18 per cent or 3.8 million over the decade to 30 June 2016. That’s a hefty increase, and a rate at which the delivery of infrastructure will struggle to keep pace. Victoria experienced by some margin the largest growth…

Migrants are stopping regional areas from shrinking
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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
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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…

Five lessons from Tokyo, a city of 38m people, for Australia, a nation of 24m
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Tokyo has experienced extraordinary population growth but is among the world’s most liveable cities. Just how has it managed the pressures of growth? writes… Brendan F.D. Barrett, RMIT University and Marco Amati, RMIT University Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This article is part of…

Interstate migration to Queensland on the rise, but…
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Two minute read Queensland’s interstate migration figures have improved and they now account for 21% of the state’s annual 70,000 population increase during calendar 2016. Queensland’s overall rate of population growth is also rising. Yet, rising population growth isn’t always a good thing, especially when most of the current moves are to already overcrowded, and…

Immigration now at record breaking levels
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Despite evidence of a slowdown in immigration across many parts of Australia, we recently saw immigration accelerate to a 4-year high.  The main population growth is being seen particularly in Melbourne, and in Sydney. And now it’s getting faster. In February, permanent and long term arrivals soared to 103,570, the single biggest month on record. …

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