What’s happening to South Australia’s population?

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. BREAKING NEWS! New migration data out from ABS today

    This adds a quarter of data (March this year) to what is in the article above. SA in March quarter is gaining more from interstate again, with net migration up to +648 people for the quarter – the highest in 20 years. Adelaide was almost even for interstate migration, and had a net loss to regional SA, while the regions gain from both interstate and from Adelaide.

  2. Cornell Smith says:

    Interesting read. I wonder if what we are seeing in SA is the beginning of a longer term change to established demographic patterns thanks to Covid. SA’s negative interstate migration has become such an ingrained part of the state’s story. It will be fascinating to see if the reversal continues in a post-Covid world and how that will change SA’s demographics.

    • Thanks for the comment. We’ll have to wait and see – I think there are a lot of long-term trends which are being turned on their head since COVID – the big one is migration out of the cities (and less migration into the cities) to the regions. Vic is losing population and I expect NSW to follow now with Sydney’s extended lockdown, as people flee to areas which are less prone to lockdowns.

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