What is Australia’s fastest growing inland town?

Simone - Myth Buster

Simone has a rich background in human geography, demography and urban planning – a background that was useful in her previous roles in the Commonwealth and State Governments, and now as part of the forecast team at .id. From the Queensland coast to the southern suburbs of Perth, Simone produces population and dwelling forecasts that help local governments make informed decisions about future service and planning needs. She is a regular contributor to .id’s blog and has spoken at several conferences on how our cities and regions are changing. She is a big advocate of evidence-based planning and how Census and other data can inform this. Outside of work Simone is a keen traveller and photographer – interests that tie in well with her professional life and help her to understand “place”.

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2 Responses

  1. Kate Lempriere says:

    THE LATEST STATS ARE OUTDATED BECAUSE MOST ARE BASED ON 2011 AND IT IS NOW MARCH 2015 AND A LOT OF POPULATION GROWTH AND SHIFT HAS OCCURRED EVEN IN SMALL TOWNS. Kate.

    • Hi Kate,

      Thanks for your response. Yes there has been a lot of growth and change in our towns since 2011, but I was trying to make comparisons with 2006 hence I needed to use Census data. One of the tradeoffs you often encounter when using data population data at small geographic levels. Actually, you’ve highlighted a really good reason why Australia needs to maintain a 5 year Census rather than move to a 10 year cycle – imagine how out of date the data would be then!

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