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Centre for Population and Urban Research

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The ageing of the Australian population: triumph or disaster?

Australia’s labour force participation rate, and ratio of dependents to workforce, are at record highs according to this report, despite an increase in Australia’s median age. Introduction Many people are anxious about Australia’s ageing population. Others are optimistic. So is demographic ageing good for Australia...

Melbourne’s high rise apartment boom

This report documents the scale of the Melbourne’s recent inner-city high rise apartment boom and the scale of its likely further expansion.

Scarce jobs: migrants or locals at the end of the queue?

This report argues that young Australian job seekers are losing out in the competition for scarce jobs. Executive summary During the 2013 election campaign, the major parties professed to be concerned about employment opportunity. The mantra was jobs, jobs, jobs. This is appropriate in a...