Tag: ‘2013 population Sydney

Who cares about Australian urban research?

Posted by Simone at 9:20 am on January 20, 2014

That was a key question posed at a plenary session at the recent State of Australian Cities (SOAC) conference in Sydney.  My first thought was “I am!” and secondly “my colleagues are!”  In fact, .id’s interest in cities is one of the reasons why we’ve attended the last two conferences, and why we decided to submit a paper for the 2013 version.  As an organisation .id is part of the urban research community.   The nature of our work means we need to maintain and extend our knowledge about current urban research, and in my case, how it relates to population forecasting.  So what were the highlights of the 2013 SOAC Conference?

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Population increase is increasing again

Posted by Glenn at 7:30 am on January 7, 2014

The ABS has just released the financial year 2012-13 population growth figures and they show that the nation continues to grow at an increasing rate. The last 7 years have all shown growth at above the long-term trend, but after some moderate declines in the rate of growth during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 financial years, 2012 and 2013 have shown an increasing trend once more. Australia’s population in June 2013 was 23,130,900 and grew by 407,000 people in the previous 12 months, only just short of the record 2008 and 2009 figures.

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Recently we published a blog about population change in Melbourne for the twelve months ended June 2012 – this time it’s Sydney’s turn.  As we’ve blogged previously, Sydney and Melbourne have very different patterns of growth.  Does this still hold true in 2012?

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A look at high density housing in Sydney

Posted by Simone at 8:00 am on July 29, 2013

One of the more visual aspects of urban and regional change in recent years has been the growth in construction of high rise apartments in the inner suburbs of Australian cities, particularly the CBD and surrounds.  This phenomenon is most apparent in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, where the city skylines have been altered drastically in the last two decades.  Many people, particularly young professional adults and overseas students, are choosing these kinds of dwellings by choice – they offer advantages of location with excellent proximity to jobs, education and services.  Though all state capital cities have metropolitan planning strategies which emphasise the need to contain urban sprawl and densify existing suburbs, it is Sydney that has embraced this concept on a greater scale and in different ways to other state capitals.

This blog uses housing and dwelling data from the 2011 Census to look at some of the issues.

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The Australian dollar may be sinking like a stone, but the population continues to increase, with increased population growth, according to the latest demographic statistics from the ABS.  We take a closer look at some interesting findings…

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Top 50 largest cities in Australia by population

Posted by Glenn at 12:45 am on March 5, 2013

Previously we have looked at the size of Australia’s cities in a variety of ways. The top 33 urban areas in Australia has been one of the most popular blogs on this site, and I keep being asked to update it with the 2011 Census results. That’s not so easy, because the ABS has changed the geography and split up some of the areas into smaller centres. So I thought we could look at another way of sorting the list, which actually may make more sense to most people. This is the ABS :”Urban Centre or Locality” structure.

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