Category Archives: Population

Population Growth – Queensland’s recent slump (Guest post from Alistair Robson)

I am delighted to publish a guest post from my friend and fellow economist Dr Alistair Robson on the slowdown in Queensland’s population growth in recent years. GT Population Growth – Queensland’s recent slump By Dr Alistair Robson Queensland has … Continue reading

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Growing interstate migration to Qld reflects improving economy & relatively more affordable house prices

As well as releasing the first batch of 2016 Census data, the ABS also updated its quarterly population estimates yesterday, and I was very pleased to see net interstate migration to Queensland is picking up nicely (see chart below). This … Continue reading

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Qld’s lacklustre population and jobs growth have gone hand in hand over the current decade

Queensland’s population, now at around 4.9 million, increased 1.4% in the year to 30 September 2016, a growth rate slightly below the national growth rate of 1.5%, but significantly below Victoria’s stand-out growth rate of 2.1% (Chart 1 based on … Continue reading

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Victoria still beating Queensland in interstate migration & population growth

Since late 2012, Queensland has been losing people to Victoria, a reversal of the historically positive net flow of people from Victoria to Queensland (see chart below based on the latest ABS population estimates published Thursday last week). While the … Continue reading

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After botched 2016 Census, let’s have it every ten years and properly resource and manage it

The compliance cost to the community of the upcoming Census has been magnified by the anxiety its botched implementation is causing Australians (see this Fairfax report on Census chaos). It appears many elderly Australians have been surprised by the letters … Continue reading

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Qld returns to fourth place in population growth as WA falls back

The new population data released by the ABS last week reveal Queensland is still growing slower than the national average, and much slower than Victoria (see first chart below), a State to which we are still losing interstate migrants in … Continue reading

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ABC radio interview on population growth & State income tax proposal

I had an enjoyable chat with Steve Austin on 612 ABC Brisbane radio this morning regarding two topics, Queensland’s underwhelming population growth rate and the State income tax proposal from the Commonwealth Government: Fewer people moving interstate to Queensland The … Continue reading

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