Population Statements

The Centre for Population’s annual Population Statements provide a comprehensive look at how the Australian population has changed and how we expect it to change in future.

Statements

2021 Population Statement

This Population Statement is the Centre’s second release in an annual series that provides a comprehensive national picture of how the Australian population has changed and how we expect it to change in 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.

Statements

2020 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.

Research

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

Research

The lifetime fiscal impact of the Australian permanent migration program

This paper discusses the main findings of the Fiscal Impact of New Australians (FIONA) model, which has been developed by the Treasury to estimate the fiscal impact of permanent migrants over their remaining lifetimes in Australia.

Research

Sub-group mortality: A microdata approach to resident sub-group life tables

This series of papers analyse mortality rates within three sub-groups of the Australian population using de-identified microdata.

Research

Low overseas migration: A quick guide to the potential impacts on local populations

This quick guide begins to explore the uneven impacts of low overseas migration levels on population growth across Australia’s capital cities and regions.

Population policy documents

View overarching publications related to population policy.

Policy documents

2021 Intergenerational Report

The report projects an outlook for the economy and the Australian Government’s budget over the next 40 years. It examines the long-term sustainability of current policies and how demographic, technological and other structural trends may affect the economy and the budget.

Policy documents

National Population and Planning Framework

The National Population and Planning Framework was agreed by COAG in February 2020. 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. It also seeks to encourage greater cooperation and transparency, with a focus on areas of mutual interest.

Policy documents

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.

Media releases

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Media

2021 Population Statement

The Australian Government has today released the 2021 Population Statement providing new analysis of the impact of the COVID‑19 pandemic on Australia’s population.

The Statement also provides additional detail about the population estimates used in the 2021‑22 Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

For details of this announcement visit the Assistant Treasurer's website.