Australia’s fastest growing areas are mostly in our capital cities

Glenn - The Census Expert

Glenn is our resident Census expert. After ten years working at the ABS, Glenn's deep knowledge of the Census has been a crucial input in the development of our community profiles. These tools help everyday people uncover the rich and important stories about our communities that are often hidden deep in the Census data. Glenn is also our most prolific blogger - if you're reading this, you've just finished reading one of his blogs. Take a quick look at the front page of our blog and you'll no doubt find more of Glenn's latest work. As a client manager, Glenn travels the country giving sought-after briefings to councils and communities (these are also great opportunities for Glenn to tend to his rankings in Geolocation games such as Munzee and Geocaching).

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  1. R says:

    People often mention ”Greater Brisbane” – but what about the populations of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth – are they ALL from literally government regions known as Sydney, Melbourne and Perth – or, are they too made up ”greater” areas? Of course they are.

    • The Greater Capital City Statistical Areas contain far more than the LGAs of the same name. Since 2011 with the advent of the ASGS, they aren’t defined by groupings of LGAs any more, but groupings of SA2s, so they can contain part LGAs around the fringe. For instance, Greater Melbourne contains 30 whole LGAs plus parts of another 5 LGAs. The reason I think it comes up for Brisbane more than the others is that most capital city LGAs are just a small area around the CBD – while Brisbane contains a large part of the metropolitan population, and a few decades ago the LGA would have been considered to cover the whole metropolitan extent – which was never really the case with Sydney, Melbourne or Perth.

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