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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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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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Qld has fallen to 5th place in rate of population growth among States & Territories

The end of the mining boom and broader economic sluggishness have no doubt contributed to Queensland falling to fifth place in terms of population growth among Australian States and Territories (see chart below based on ABS data released on Thursday). … Continue reading

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Net interstate migration to Qld remains at low levels

Yesterday, the ABS reported (see the media release): Queensland no longer outstripping nation Queensland’s population growth has slowed to its lowest rate in 15 years, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. “The sunshine state’s … Continue reading

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CommSec State of States report misleading on population growth

CommSec’s State of the States report is a PR exercise for the Commonwealth Bank rather than a serious piece of economic analysis. As I’ve posted on before, its methodology is daft and gives weird results (Ask a silly question, get … Continue reading

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