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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?

The following analysis is derived from census data on individuals claiming Pacific Islands...

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Report

23 Aug 2017

Victoria has experienced strong population growth since 2011, with the population forecast to grow from 6.1 million in 2016 to 7.7 million by 2031. Rapid growth is creating unprecedented challenges for infrastructure and service delivery, especially in growth areas where services are limited and...

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Journal article

14 Aug 2017

Introduction

Two stories wax and wane in New Zealand debates about migration. With record arrivals, falling departures and high net migration, current public concerns are around pressures on housing, infrastructure and publicly funded services like schools and health care...

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Commentary

11 Jul 2017

Neither of Australia’s two main political parties believes population is an issue worth discussion, and neither currently has a policy about it. The Greens think population is an issue, but can’t come at actually suggesting a target.

Even those who acknowledge that numbers are relevant...

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Commentary

05 Jul 2017

In the broad picture, the 2016 census has confirmed things we already knew about ourselves. But burrow down into the detail, and you’ll find much that will surprise you.

The key themes are well-known. Australians are getting older: almost five million of us are now over sixty, and almost...

Article

05 Jul 2017

Population growth has profound impacts on Australian life, and sorting myths from facts can be difficult. This is the third article in The Conversation's series, Is Australia Full?, which aims to help inform a wide-ranging and often emotive debate.

Australia has the highest rate...

Commentary

03 Jul 2017

Australia lacks an overarching population policy or strategy. Over the years, multiple inquiries have recommended such a policy. Population policies the world over typically focus on births and migration.

As part of post-war reconstruction, Australia adopted a 2% population growth target...

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Briefing paper

29 Jun 2017

This visual summary of results from the 2016 Census looks at population growth in regional areas.

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Report

27 Jun 2017

This data summary looks at the key stories collected in the Census, including the number of Australians counted, where we live, how old we are, where we were born, our religion, income, living arrangements and our housing. 

Policy

19 Jun 2017

Population growth in Victoria and Melbourne is the most pressing challenge and opportunity, of this and the next generation. Victoria is currently growing by 100,000 people a year with 92 per cent of these new Victorians moving to Greater Melbourne.

Having a clear strategy to deal with...

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Policy report

22 May 2017

After the Premier’s invitation and following a meeting with her, I agreed to:

  • Engage with the relevant officials to understand and evaluate their work and housing affordability policy proposals, as an independent and outside ‘additional pair of eyes’.
  • Give the Premier my
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Statistics

30 Mar 2017

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  • Australia's estimated resident population (ERP) reached 24.1 million at 30 June 2016, increasing by 337,800 people or 1.4% since 30 June 2015. This growth rate was unchanged from 2014-15.
  • All states and territories experienced population
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Research report

30 Jan 2017

When it comes to immigration, a natural but complicated question to ask is: “Is immigration good for New Zealand?” There are a number of ways immigration affects New Zealand and New Zealanders, and a number of concerns and fears New Zealanders have about immigration. This report analyses the...

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Research report

15 Dec 2016

The past decade has been one of the most dramatic in Perth's history. Against the background of a dynamic global economy and expansion of the State's minerals and energy sectors, the city has experienced an economic, social and cultural transformation. This transformation has posed numerous...

Slides

25 Oct 2016

Dr Peter Goss considers school age population growth and its impact on schools planning.

Book

20 Oct 2016

Overview

This volume provides evidence from many of Australia’s leading scholars from a range of social science disciplines to support policies that address challenges presented by Australia’s ageing population. It builds on presentations made to the 2014 Symposium of the...

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Journal article

16 Sep 2016

This study uses a novel spatial approach to compare population density change across cities and over time. It examines spatio-temporal change in Australia’s five most populated capital cities from 1981 to 2011, and documents the established and emerging patterns of population distribution. The...

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Research report

12 Sep 2016

Presents an assessment of the benefits and costs of temporary and permanent immigration, with regard to the budgets and balance sheets of Australian governments, and the income, wealth and living standards of Australian citizens.

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  • Immigration policy
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Research report

31 Jul 2016

This report has been prepared by a team of transport and planning experts at the Rail Futures Institute. It provides a blueprint for the next thirty years of regional rail development in Victoria, to support projected population growth. 
Our contention is that the challenges of population...

Strategy

15 Jul 2016

Victoria in Future 2016 (VIF2016) is the official state government projection of population and households. Projections are used by decision makers across government and in other areas. The results are driven by assumptions concerning demographic and land use trends.

Projections are based...