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Australia’s rate of population growth continues to slow

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released demographic data for the December 2014 quarter yesterday.  The data highlighted a continuing slowdown in the rate of national population growth, with the quarterly increase now lower than slump in population growth recorded during the GFC.  In particular the mining states and territories are recording the biggest slowdown […]

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Booming building approvals and slowing population growth are reducing housing undersupply

Regional population growth data was recently released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for the year to June 2014. By combining this data over time with dwelling approvals over time we can derive localised information to approximate the extent of oversupply and undersupply in the capital city housing markets. The combined capital cities recorded […]

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The rate of population growth remains strong but continues to slow

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its demographic data for the September 2014 quarter yesterday. The data showed that over the quarter, Australia’s population was recorded at 23.581 million persons having increased by 1.5% or 354,605 persons over the past year. The increase in population over the past year was actually the lowest increase […]

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Record interstate migration to Victoria, while mining states are at or approaching record low interstate migration flows

The speed of population growth into Australia has been winding down since reaching a recent annual peak in December 2012 when the national population grew by 1.78% over the year. With overseas migration moderating and a slowdown in the rate of natural increase, the annual rate of population growth across the country has slipped to […]

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Our capital city population is booming but the supply side not so much

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has recently released demographic data at a capital city level to June 2013.  We have previously covered the population data on this blog however, when the data is paired with dwelling approvals data over the same period there are some very interesting findings. Over the 12 months to June 2013, […]

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Analysis of the ABS Demographic Data release for September 2013

Today the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its quarterly demographic statistics for September 2013.  Unfortunately this data set has a significant reporting lag nevertheless it is still a valuable regular release. Over the September 2013 quarter, the national population increased by 100,556 persons or by 0.4%.  Throughout the 12 months to September 2013, the […]

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Housing demand increases to highest level since September 2009

Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) earlier this week showed that the national population increased by 407,027 persons over the 12 months to June 2013 to reach an estimated 23,130,931 persons.  The increase in new residents equates to a growth rate of 1.79% over the year making it the greatest annual increase […]

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Australia’s population future?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released national population projections earlier this week.  The data looks at the projected growth in the national population from 2012 through to 2101 and the data provides a fascinating insight into the potential future of Australia over the coming years and decades. The projections look at three different scenarios […]

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Housing demand from overseas migration strong but slowing

Population growth is arguably the most important indicator of housing demand. More residents generally translate to a larger requirement for dwellings. Of course there are changes in household formation that need to be taken into account (for example, more people under one roof and maximising existing bedrooms in an effort to combat housing affordability), however […]

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The largest, fastest growing, fastest shrinking and most dense council regions around the country

The largest council regions: Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane, is the largest municipality in Australia.  There are 1,110,473 people that live in Brisbane, comprising just fewer than 5% of Australia’s population.  The second largest council, which is also in the South East corner of Queensland, is the Gold Coast where the population is less than half […]

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