TAG: population growth

Populate or perish – revisited, by Michael O’Neil and Peter Gill

When Australia’s first immigration minister, Arthur Calwell, declared Australia needed to “populate or perish” he was making a statement about the country’s vulnerability to invasion in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.
While the context has changed, the recently published ABS population projections to 2066 underscores an ongoing vulnerability. However, this time, to take […]

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Migration important to SA regions

A major report on Australia’s population and the impact of immigration policy published by the Federal departments of Treasury and Home Affairs in April posed some pertinent questions for future research.
The report – Shaping a Nation, Population growth and immigration over time – asks, in part, whether the “current patterns of spatial distribution of population […]

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SA Data Wrap – Adelaide’s slow capital city population growth

Adelaide has second slowest capital city population growth
Regional population data released by the ABS earlier this week reveals that Adelaide had the second slowest rate of capital city population growth in 2016/17. The total estimated resident population for the Greater Adelaide Capital City Statistical Area rose by 0.7 per cent, or 9,648 persons, over the […]

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SA Data Wrap – employment growth slows

SA employment growth is slowing but healthy
South Australia’s trend unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 per cent in November. However, the October unemployment rate was revised up from 5.6 to 5.8 per cent taking into account information in the latest ABS Labour Force Survey. Thus the marked improvement in South Australia’s unemployment rate that has […]

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South Australia’s sluggish population growth

Regional population estimates released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics last week indicate that South Australia’s population rose by 0.5 per cent (9,262 persons) over the year to 30 June 2016.
South Australia’s recent population growth rate was well below the national rate of 1.4 per cent. In comparison to other states, South Australia recorded the […]

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