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  1. Visas and immigration
    For the first time on record, Sydney's population grew by more than 100,000 people in one year, according to new official figures. Sydney's population hit 5.1 million at June 2017, an increase of 101,600 people or 2% since June 2016, the data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)...
  2. Visas and immigration
    The number of people living in Australia increased by 389,100, or 1.61%, to 24.512 million in the year to March 2017, the fastest population increase since 2014. Official figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that since 1990 the population has increased by 40% with the...
  3. Visas and immigration
    Australia is one of the most popular countries in the world for expats with immigration accounting for a large part of the nation's population growth. Melbourne and Sydney are the most popular locations for newcomers and these two cities have seen their populations increase the most over the...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Melbourne is officially Australia's fastest growing capital city, with the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing its population is up by 2.1%. This figure for 2014/2015 is down slightly from the 2.2% recorded in the previous 12 month period but still higher...
  5. Visas and immigration
    People from overseas are expected to make up a smaller percentage of the Australian population in the next 40 years. The Government's five yearly Intergenerational Report (IGR) provides a snapshot of Australia in 2055, when the population is tipped to almost double to 40 million. But net...
  6. Visas and immigration
    The Australian government expects migrants to make up a smaller percentage of the population in coming decades. Its five yearly Inter-Generational Report (IGR) provides a snapshot of Australia in 2055, when the population is tipped to almost double from 24 million today to 40 million. The...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Population growth due to overseas migration slowed in many parts of Australia in the 12 months to June of this year, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It has fallen in Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory...
  8. Visas and immigration
    A new publication from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals how the nation has changed over hundreds of years, with a lot of the change down to immigration. Australians today are older, more likely to live in urban areas, have fewer children and are more likely to be born overseas than a...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Melbourne is proving to be the most popular place in Australia, with the latest data showing that the city's population has again exceeded Sydney's. Between 2008 and 2013, not only did Melbourne grow faster (at 11% compared to 8% for Sydney), but it also experienced a larger increase in...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Increasing population growth will change the lifestyle currently enjoyed by Australians as state capital cities are likely to grow by at least 50% if the 'Big Australian' target of 35.9 million people by 2050 is reached, it is claimed. Such a large population growth will not put serious...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Australia's population grew by 1.6% in the 12 months to September 2010 to 22.41 million, the lowest growth rate since 2006, new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show. The growth is also well below the peak growth rate of 2.2% recorded in 2008 and the decline is attributed to...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Low population growth is dragging down living standards and will retard economic growth as well as pose serious risks, according to the Business Council of Australia. The BCA, an association of chief executives of leading Australian corporations, is calling for a migration drive as the Federal...
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