Publications

The Centre for Population’s flagship publications.

Publications

Population Statement

This Population Statement is the first in an annual series that will provide a comprehensive national picture of how the Australian population has changed and how we expect it to change in the future.

The National Population and Planning Framework tasks the Centre for Population to prepare an annual Population Statement as part of national efforts to increase understanding about populations, population change and its implications for all levels of government.

Publications

National Population and Planning Framework

The Framework seeks to enhance the ability of jurisdictions to manage their individual population circumstances by offering all levels of government greater visibility of each other’s population planning processes.

Publications

Planning for Australia’s Future Population

This Plan outlines the Government’s measures to ease population pressures on Australia’s big capitals and supporting the growth of smaller cities and regions.

Research

The Centre’s published research papers providing insights into Australia’s changing population.

Research

Anticipating the impact of COVID-19 on internal migration

This paper analyses past trends in internal migration, and proposes assumptions for how COVID-19 could impact future internal migration in Australia.

Research

Why do people move? Understanding internal migration in Australia

This release highlights the current trends in internal migration, social and economic motivations for moving, as well as the characteristics of people who move.

Research

Recent Impacts on Australia's Population: A Quick Guide

This release draws out the population analysis and assumptions from the 2020–⁠21 Budget and explores how recent events have impacted the growth of our population.

Data and forecasts

The Centre for Population provides demographic analysis to inform Australian Government policy and the wider community.

Data and forecasts

National, state and territory population, June 2020

Australia’s estimated resident population was 25.7 million people at June 30 2020. Annual population growth declined to 1.3 per cent, down from 1.5 per cent in the 2018-19 financial year.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release.

Dashboards

National, state and territory population overview

This dashboard helps you to understand how the population is changing nationally and in the states and territories.

Data and forecasts

National, state and territory population, March 2020

A summary of demographic trends affecting Australia and the states and territories. Provides a quarterly description of the population and the components of population change.

Centre for Population analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics data release.

Media

View media releases related to population policy.

Media

Collaboration and harmonisation of population projections

States, territories and the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) have agreed the first stage of harmonisation of population projections. This will mean greater consistency and greater ease in using and comparing population projections across states and territories.

Implementing the National Population and Planning Framework

Media

Launch of the Australian Government's Centre for Population

The Centre will become the primary location for all population related matters inside the Australian Government and will work closely with the states and territories, academics and think tanks in order to share data, research, ideas and expertise on population.

Media

Updated plan will better manage Australia's future population

The Government’s updated population plan will underpin economic growth while maintaining the liveability of Australia’s cities and supporting growth in our regions and smaller cities.