Which regions enjoy strong population growth? Michael Matusik

In December I wrote about Australia’s population growth  and the latest ABS figures

In response to several emails asking for more, this post outlines those urban areas across the country enjoying population growth over 1,000 each year.

This is a quick grab of the just released property-related statistics.


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'Which regions enjoy strong population growth? Michael Matusik' have 3 comments


    January 17, 2014 Paul

    I am still in awe of the amount of suburbs like Rochedale, Springwood, Jindalee, Albany Creek and Capalaba that had population declines from 2006 to 2011.

    A very nice new tool from Fairfax to play in.

    Fairfax Population Growth Tool – http://images.smh.com.au/file/2012/12/19/3901120/census_web/

    So population decrease or increase has very little to do with house prices, but population growth does?
    I will need to ponder hard on the spruikers who talk about population growth driving prices higher, for surely the reverse must be true and yet It is not.

    The amount of people at any certain age does.

    Why did the new families not move into these burbs? Too unaffordable? Ganny or Grandpa holding onto their home? I suspect it is sociology and a dramatic rise in lone occupants that have caused the decline. Question is, what will happen to prices in these burbs when the lone occupants start to die on mass as our death rates double over the next 25 years.

    Baby boom to death bust.


      Michael Yardney

      January 17, 2014 Michael Yardney

      Thanks for the comment – and that’s a great mapping tool you suggested – thank you.



    January 16, 2014 Julie

    I am trying to read your article on strong population growth but the map is very hard to read with the blue print on the black background.


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