The latest population figures: Australia down, Victoria up

Glenn - The Census Expert

Glenn is an ABS data expert with huge intellect and capacity to convert demographic data into profound insights about places. He has contributed numerous blogs and consulting projects covering economic development, housing consumption and affordability, migration, fertility, ageing, role and function of ‘place’, communities of interest and more. Glenn works with over 120 councils bringing the client perspective into the development of our information products. He is a Census data expert, having worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics for 10 years. If there's anything Glenn doesn't know about the Census, it's probably not worth knowing - so ask Glenn!

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5 Responses

  1. Chris Hogan says:

    Are there any more recent data for Robina, post the 2011 census?
    Appreciate any advice

    • Hi Chris,

      The ABS produces Estimated Resident Population for SA2s in 3218.0 – Regional Population growth

      This shows the suburb of Robina grew from 21,584 people in 2011 to 22,751 in 2014. While the broader Robina district (SA3, which includes Varsity Lakes and Merrimac) grew from 47,200 to 49,713 people in the same time.

      For specific characteristics at the local level you’d need to wait until the next Census (2016).

  2. Tim Lawless says:

    Hi, great blog. Any idea what is going on with the rate of natural increase? It seems to have fallen off a cliff.

  3. Dave says:

    Makes perfect sense, the recession left the pound and euro weak and the dollar high, which would’ve deterred many from moving to Australia. It also meant property in Europe became cheap as an equivalent, making it a lucrative move for anyone moving back “home” for their retirement.

    Will there be a 2016 census? I heard it may be cancelled?

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