People and Place

Journal article

19 Apr 2010
638

Over two thirds of Australian voters are against population growth according to new data from the 2009 - 2010 Australian Survey of Social Attitudes.

Immigration-fuelled population growth has accelerated under the Rudd Government. Recent projections suggest that Australia may grow from its current 22...

Journal article

1 Jan 2008
0

While there was a relative lull in the late 1990s, Queensland's population growth has resumed its earlier rapidity. In the past the main driver was immigration from other states, chiefly New South Wales and, to a lesser extent, Victoria. Now overseas immigration to Queensland is...

Journal article

1 Jan 2007
0

Studies of the out migration of young people from rural areas rely heavily on the push and pull factors of the need to move for higher education and jobs. But the broad brush picture these studies provide misses much of the complexity of the young...

Journal article

1 Jan 2006
0

Australia is experiencing a two-speed economy in which New South Wales and Sydney are doing poorly in comparison to the mining regions of Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory. Several factors contributing to the two-speed phenomenon: the terms of trade for base metal commodities;...

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1 Jan 2006
0

For some time government policy has tried to encourage permanent migrants to settle outside the major cities in so-called regional areas. This policy has met with limited success (even though the term 'regional' has often included Melbourne). In 2003 the policy was extended to temporary...

Journal article

1 Jan 2003
1

Both Melbourne and regional Victoria's populations are growing strongly. Both grew by more than one per cent in the year ending 30 June 2002. During the 1996 to 2001 period the population of Melbourne continued to grow faster than that of regional Victoria. The contribution...

Journal article

1 Jan 2001
0

Electronic commerce offers tools which potentially support the development and re-invigoration of regional economies because of their ability to link enterprises and labour markets in networks across dispersed geographical areas. However, the evidence that regional areas of Australia benefit from this development in accordance with...

Journal article

1 Jan 2000
4

A Federal Government sponsored Regional Forum conducted in Whyalla in July 1999 highlighted the service provision problems confronting rural and remote regions in northern South Australia. This paper considers the nature and extent of population loss in this part of Australia and its impact on...

Journal article

1 Jan 2000
5

The population of New South Wales is projected to keep growing for the next 30 years but the rate of growth is expected to slow. Population ageing and slowing birth rates are the main contributors to this fall in growth. Over the 30 year projection...

Journal article

1 Jan 2000
0

As politicians and community leaders have become more aware of the importance of employment in the 'new ecomony' they have sought to ensure that more of this employment is located in regional Australia. However analysis of employment trends in NSW and Victoria since 1996 show...

Journal article

1 Jan 2000
3

The Victorian Department of Infrastructure has recently released a new set of population projections for all Local Government Areas and Statistical Local Areas in Victoria for the period 1996-2021. This article seeks to analyse the population projections at a broad level and evaluate the assumptions...