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  1. Visas and immigration
    Australia's population is forecast to reach 30 million in 11 to 15 years with newcomers from overseas contributing to the growth, according to official figures. Based on current trends the number of people living in Australia will reach this mark between 2029 and 2033, the latest figures...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Australia's population has exceeded 25 million, increasing by the equivalent of one person every one minute and 23 seconds, according to official figures, amid calls for migration to be targeted towards regional areas. Much of the growth is led by people moving to Australia to live and work...
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    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)...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Most people in Australia live in cities in the Eastern side of the country with more than two thirds of the population living in a State capital, official figures show, with women making up over half of the nation. Almost 80% of the population lives in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and...
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    Darwin in Australia has the nation's youngest population while Hobart in Tasmania has the oldest, the latest official figures show. Overall the median age of the Australian population, that is the age at which half the population is older and half is younger, was 37.2 years, up from 36.7 years...
  6. Visas and immigration
    More people are moving to live and work in Australia with the country seeing its fastest growth in net overseas migration (NOM) in four years, according to the latest official figures. The data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that in the 12 months to the end of September...
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    Australia's population growth has stabilised at 1.4% per annum but this is down compared to the 2.2% recorded in 2008, according to new data. This is positive news for the nation's economic outlook, according to the report from investment bank UBS which also shows that fewer immigrants are...
  8. 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...
  9. Visas and immigration
    A small city in South Australia has been chosen as the location for a new study to create a better understanding of how new migrants can be successfully settled in rural areas. Most people arriving in Australia to live and work tend to want to live in the big cities where there is plenty to do...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Australia's population has reached a milestone 24 million with migration contributing significantly to the rise, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The population clock is an indication of the current population, based on a projection calculated using births and deaths...
  11. Visas and immigration
    More skilled workers from overseas are needed for Australia's caring sector, especially carers for the aged, due to workforce shortages, it is claimed. The Department of Social Services has told the Productivity Commission, which is currently reviewing the benefits and cost of migration...
  12. Visas and immigration
    The Australian State of Victoria has become very popular with people from within Australia moving to live and work in the state, but fewer are arriving from abroad, new data shows. Victoria has recorded its highest net interstate migration in over 40 years, according to figures released today...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Australia has always been a popular location for people from all over the world and new figures confirm that it is attracting more newcomers than ever before. According to the data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the proportion of Australians born overseas is now 28% 6.6 million...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Population growth due to overseas migration slowed in much of Australia in the 12 months to the end of June 2014, according to the most up-to-date figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Queensland, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital...
  15. 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...
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    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...
  17. Visas and immigration
    New research reveals just how diverse the population of Australia is, with the country's population represented by 252 distinct places of birth. While most people living in the country are Australians, the next most popular country of birth is England, with 900,000 people coming from that...
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    A new report using data from the 2011 Australian Census provides a snap shot of the country's population and the makeup of Australian migrant communities. The People of Australia report, based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data collated by the Department of Immigration and Border...
  19. Visas and immigration
    More people than ever are living in Australia's major cities and they are projected to see their populations jump even further in the next 40 years with Melbourne becoming the largest city. New figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows that the nation's state capitals packed...
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    People who have arrived recently to live and work in Australia are positive about life in the country but there are occasional pockets of dissatisfaction and some racism, according to new research. The latest Mapping Social Cohesion Research report, which is Australia's largest study of...
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