Publications

The Centre for Population’s flagship publications.

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.

Publications

Shaping a Nation: Population growth and immigration over time

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.

Research

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

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.

Research

A projection of Australia’s future fertility rates

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.

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

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.