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Population

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Population strategies


Briefing paper

NSW electorate profiles: 2016 Census (2021 Redistribution)

This paper presents data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Census of Population and Housing for the 93 NSW State Electoral Districts (SEDs) as redistributed in 2021. A notional political party affiliation has been provided for each electoral district, based on the 2019...
Briefing paper

NSW State Electoral Districts ranked by 2016 Census characteristics (2021 Redistribution)

This paper presents data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing for the 93 NSW State Electoral Districts (SEDs) as redistributed in 2021. A notional political party affiliation has been provided for each electoral district, based on the 2019 election results as calculated by...
Conference proceedings

City health and liveability: SOAC 2021 conference track and abstracts

Papers in this track bring together academics, tertiary students, policymakers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to explore how our cities are impacting health behaviours, risk factors and outcomes, and how cities can be more resilient and equitable in the decades ahead.
Briefing paper

Visualising the population impacts of COVID-19 in Victoria

One of the biggest impacts of the COVID-19 crisis so far has been a sudden reduction in Victoria's population. This paper explores the implications of the crisis in an historical perspective. It provides estimates of the impacts on different electorates and develops a cluster analysis...
Report

Understanding the lived experience and benefits of regional cities

This research investigates the lived experience of regional city residents (in five case studies) to understand how the benefits and disadvantages of regional city life are perceived and explore attitudes towards population growth.
Conference paper

Is population size all that matters? Economic roles within the urban system

This paper investigates the question of how urbanisation and localisation economies interact over the 30 largest Australian Significant Urban Areas.
Report

2021 Intergenerational report: Australia over the next 40 years

The 2021 Intergenerational Report projects an outlook for the economy and the Australian government’s budget over the next 40 years. It examines the long-term sustainability of current policies and how demographic, technological and other structural trends may affect the economy and the budget.
Report

Relationships between metropolitan, satellite and regional city size, spatial context and economic productivity

This report considers evidence about the existence and scale of agglomeration economies, including in Australian cities. It examines whether city size affects productivity, and whether economic productivity, city size and rising housing costs are interdependent.
Working paper

Australian labour force participation: historical trends and future prospects

This paper outlines trends in labour force participation rates over recent decades that can be explained by a model with identified age and cohort effects, and a limited number of other covariates. This paper represents a first attempt at using this type of empirical life-cycle...
Report

Victorian economic snapshot 2020

This publication provides a multi-perspective and historical overview of the Victorian economy. It is largely based on the most recent release of economic data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, covering the 2018/19 financial year.
Discussion paper

Population growth and infrastructure in Australia: the catch-up illusion

This paper argues that with rapid population growth, Australia’s infrastructure backlog can only increase. There can never be enough decentralisation, planning or investment to enable infrastructure to keep pace with increasing demands.
Report

Balance Victoria: prospects for decentralisation

The aim of this review study is to assess the prospects for a formal decentralisation program for Victoria – based upon achieving planned new cities and disbursed growth to these new purpose-built regional cities.
Report

The changing geography of homelessness: a spatial analysis from 2001 to 2016

This study examines the changing geography of homelessness. It outlines the extent to which homelessness has become more spatially concentrated over time; where it has risen and fallen; and the importance that housing affordability, poverty and labour market opportunities play in reshaping its distribution.
Journal article

An introduction to population projections for Australia

This paper provides a brief guide to many of the population projections prepared for Australia in recent years. It gives an overview of projection methods and selected results, a brief commentary on key aspects of the projections, and shows readers where to find more data...
Journal article

Understanding the motivations for return migration in Australia

Return migration is often overlooked by traditional analyses of internal migration. Why people return has received even less scrutiny. Relatively few migrants make a return move, so there is clearly something noteworthy about these people and their circumstances that trigger such a move. This paper...
Guide

Libraries’ guide to the 2020 Census

This guide contains practical information to assist library staff in addressing potential patron and community requests regarding the upcoming 2020 Census in the United States.
Report

Our regions rising - policy hack summary 2019

In April 2019, the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) convened the historic Regions Rising national summit in Canberra. This summit brought together business, government and community leaders from across rural and regional Australia to discuss the future of regional development. As a result of the hacks...
Briefing paper

Key issues for the 57th Parliament

This paper provides Members of the 57th Parliament of New South Wales with an authoritative overview of 45 key issues affecting the state in 2019. It presents the latest evidence on key areas for the NSW community such as health, education, crime and justice, housing...
Report

State of world population 2019

This report considers the gains made in women's sexual and reproductive health and rights since the establishment of the Population Fund in 1969.
Report

Immigration, population growth and voters: who cares, and why?

This report summarises a national survey of voters’ attitudes to population growth, immigration, and cultural and economic change run by The Australian Population Research Institute in 2018.