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

2021–22 Budget: Australia's Future Population

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2022-23 Budget: Australia’s Future Population

This release draws out the population analysis and assumptions from the 2022‑23 Budget and explores how recent events related to the COVID‑19 pandemic have impacted the growth of our population.

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Impact of policies on fertility rates

The Centre for Population has commissioned a report from the Australian National University that seeks to explain trends and drivers of fertility in Australia and better understand the impact of government policies on fertility decisions.
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Presentation: Internal migration and ageing in regional Australia

This presentation was given by the Centre for Population’s Executive Director, Damien White, at the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute’s National Housing Conference on 2 March 2022. It presents data and forecasts of net internal migration patterns to regional Australia. It also presents modelling of internal migration by age, which helps to understand how internal migration shapes the age profile of regional areas.
Australia's welfare 2021 data insights

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Profile of Australia’s population

This snapshot was authored by the Centre for Population and appears in the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Australia’s Welfare 2021 report. It provides an overview of Australia’s population growth and trends.
The lifetime fiscal impact of the Australian permanent migration program

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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.
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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.

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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.

2021–22 Budget: Australia's Future Population

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2021–22 Budget: Australia's Future Population

This release draws out the population analysis and assumptions from the 2021–⁠22 Budget and explores how recent events have impacted the growth of our population.

Migration between cities and regions: A quick guide to COVID-19 impacts

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Migration between cities and regions: A quick guide to COVID-19 impacts

This quick guide explores the impacts of COVID-19 on movements between cities and regions, and outlines factors that may influence future patterns of internal migration.

Why do people move? A quick guide to understanding internal migration in Australia

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Why do people move? A quick guide to 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.

Anticipating the impact of COVID‑19 on internal migration

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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.

A projection of Australia’s future fertility rates

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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.

Recent Impacts on Australia's Population: A Quick Guide

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2020-21 Budget: Australia’s Future 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.