Population growth in South Australia “is good, is strong”, says State Government

Associate Professor Alan Gamlen, Director of the Hugo Centre Migration and Population Research was interviewed in the Advertiser recently.

The article covered the reaction and political discussion population growth in response to a Deloitte report said SA needed to double its rate of population growth or face dire consequences.

The Government said the population growth rate of 0.6% in the 12 months to September 2016 was slow by Australian standards but “relatively robust” when compared to international comparisons.

However, Assoc Prof Gamlen’s expert opinion was to be wary of international comparisons due to the geographical and economical differences between other OECD countries and Australia.

Read the whole story in the Business Section of the Advertiser here


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