Regional Australia Institute


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Research report

21 Jul 2016

Higher rates of population growth in our big cities are not driven by Australians moving from the regions to the city. Regional Australia has lower population growth than the cities because it does not attract its share of international migrants.

Overall, the migration of...

Research report

26 Apr 2016

The Deal or No Deal? report highlights that Australia’s small cities are strong performers economically, but if we look under the bonnet there are some essential ingredients that enable small cities to succeed and grow consistently over time. These include:

• high rates of...

Research report

3 Oct 2014

This paper explores the connection between the competitive advantage of a region and actual growth experienced.


The connection between the competitive advantage of a region and actual growth experience is complex. Some regions with a high degree of competitive advantage remain...

Research report

16 Jul 2014

The ageing population is changing Australia. Like any change, it is accompanied by both challenges and opportunities.

Regional Australia is ageing faster than the rest of the country. With Baby Boomers making up 39 per cent of the regional workforce, our regions are at...

Research report

7 Nov 2013

The vast potential of northern Australia is being held back by serious bottlenecks in infrastructure and human capital, but strategies for sustainable economic and population growth need to shift beyond the simple solutions and polarised debate of the past 50 years.

This is one...

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