The Centre for Population’s flagship publications.
Australia has long stood out from other similar nations as a country shaped by strong population growth and migration. Shaping a Nation traces the growth and changes in Australia’s population and migration story and the social, economic and fiscal impacts this has had.
The Centre’s published research papers providing insights into Australia’s changing population.
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.
This paper analyses Australia’s past fertility trends and develops projections of Australia’s future fertility rates under a number of scenarios.
Data and forecasts
The Centre for Population provides demographic analysis to inform Australian Government policy and the wider community.
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.
View media releases related to population policy.
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.
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.