Queensland only third fastest growing State or Territory in 2010-11

Unsurprisingly WA had the fastest growing population in 2010-11, and had a comfortable lead over the ACT in second place (Canberra must be hiring a lot  of new public servants) and Queensland in third place, according to new ABS demographic data released today. I’ve borrowed this chart from OESR’s briefing note:

I expect a big pick up in Queensland’s population growth rate in 2011-12, which no doubt will have a 2 in front of it, as people living in the sluggish NSW and Victorian economies take advantage of the rebound in Queensland’s economy due to the resources boom.

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2 Responses to Queensland only third fastest growing State or Territory in 2010-11

  1. 800psi says:

    It will also get a nudge along from the ACT, as forecast federal budget cuts will likely put that economy on the skids and with it the stellar population growth.

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