Insights into where people are moving to and from around Australia are important for population planning and policy. This paper analyses past trends in internal migration, and proposes assumptions for how COVID-19 could impact future internal migration in Australia. The assumptions proposed in this paper were used to inform population projections in the 2020 Population Statement. This paper was prepared for the Centre for Population by researchers from the Queensland Centre for Population Research, University of Queensland.
Anticipating the impact of COVID‑19 on internal migration