Population

Guide

7 Dec 2018

This guide provides an overview of the drivers of Australia’s growing population and an introduction to the key concepts and terminology used.

Report

Towards a healthier future
27 Nov 2018

Overview

Substantial improvements in life expectancy over the past 100 years mean that people are living longer, healthier lives than ever before.

However, England lags behind other countries on many key health outcomes, improvements in life expectancy have stalled and health inequalities...

Journal article

11 Nov 2018

Does the absence of precise targets for total population and for the rate of population growth mean that Australia does not have a population policy? That seems to be the popular perception based on the current debate about population, and no less an authority than...

Journal article

11 Nov 2018

The potential value of Australia implementing (and progressively refining over time) an integrated national policy to direct, anticipate, monitor and respond to population change (i.e. a ‘population policy’) would appear to be considerable.

Journal article

11 Nov 2018

Australia is in the midst of a popularly-constructed crisis of population. This so-called crisis, in social terms, is not dissimilar to the many which have come before in Australia’s history.

Report

16 Oct 2018

This report aims to stimulate an informed public discussion around the future requirements of a rapidly changing Australia – and how a national planning framework would help meet those needs.

Strategy

21 Aug 2018

This strategy document provides the framework for attracting people to the Territory, and encouraging those already here to stay for the long term.

Journal article

15 Aug 2018

Declining net migration gains in New Zealand and concerns over exploitation of people on study and short-term work visas has delayed major changes in immigration policy through to June 2018.

Report

18 Apr 2018

This paper describes new sub-national New Zealand population measures that have been developed by the Treasury using integrated administrative data. The paper accompanies the release of interactive online tools that present new data about the changing population of New Zealand and its territorial authority (TA)...

Briefing paper

17 Apr 2018

Population growth and population distribution affect most areas of public policy. This paper examines the benefits that population growth and migration bring to Australia, whilst remaining aware of the challenges created by having a larger population.

Report

12 Feb 2018

This paper provides a broad overview of Victoria’s economy using key indicators. The indicators used aim to measure different aspects of the economy and specific economic trends. Data and trends are also compared to other states and territories in order to assess Victoria’s economic position...

Book

15 Dec 2017

This volume situates ‘mobilities of return’—that is, the movement of people ‘back’ to places that are designated, however ambiguously or ambivalently, as ‘home’—as a starting point for understanding the broader context and experience of human mobility, community and identity in the Pacific region and beyond....

Report

4 Dec 2017

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the changing size and spatial distribution of the Indigenous population of Australia, comparing the results of the 2011 and 2016 Censuses.

Briefing paper

28 Sep 2017

The release of the 2016 Australian national census data allows comparisons with data from the 2006 and 2011 censuses. What do the data reveal about Pacific Islander communities in Australia?

Report

23 Aug 2017

This audit assessed whether state planning is meeting the needs of the rapidly growing population for birthing, maternal and child health, funded kindergarten services, and related infrastructure, in greenfield growth areas and established suburbs.

Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Considers the issues which would lead to more effective and more sustainable immigration policy for New Zealand.

Commentary

11 Jul 2017

Australia's GPI, a broad measure of national wellbeing, has stalled since 1974. So what has been the point of huge population and GDP growth since then if we and our environment are no better off?

Commentary

5 Jul 2017

Dig a little deeper, and the Census figures tell us unexpected things about more than one Australia, writes Tim Colebatch.

Article

5 Jul 2017

Australia has the highest rate of population growth of all the medium and large OECD countries. But urban planning for this growth is often inadequate.

Commentary

3 Jul 2017

Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult., writes Liz Allen.

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