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Census crystal ball gazing: the results

Following the first release of data from the 2021 Census, demographer and Census expert Glenn Capuano revisits the predictions he made about what this Census would show.

Census release: Australia's population revised downward, major changes to state and territory growth rates

Along with the first release from the 2021 Census, the ABS have released updated estimates for Australia’s states and territories and revised previous estimates for the last five years. These revisions shed new...

2021 Census data reveals the changing nature of Australia

Highlights from the first release of data from the 2021 Census. What are the major shifts at the national level? What trends will you be reading about in the coming weeks and months?

2021 Census update plans

The ABS has confirmed the date for the first release of data from the 2021 Census. Read on for details on the release and how data will flow through to your .id information tools.

The 50 largest cities and towns in Australia | Pandemic edition

This is the annual update to the popular Top 50 cities in Australia blog. Updated population data is released every year by the ABS; see what’s changed, what’s stayed the same and how COVID-19 has affected the...

Melbourne and Sydney populations fall while regional areas grow

Glenn looks at the annual population update for Local Government Areas, continuing the story of population loss in our largest cities and population growth in regional areas. Read to the end to understand how...

Australia's population growth still slow, Queensland booming again

The latest quarterly population figures give new insights into how population patterns are changing across Australia’s states and territories. Glenn breaks the data down, analysing the impact COVID-19 lockdowns...

Preparing for the Census 2021 data release

It’s no small task to process the huge amount of Census data into local insights. Continuing the story of our Census 2021 preparation, Glenn shares some behind the scenes tales of how .id approaches this...

Australia’s low population growth increases slightly in the June 2021 quarter

The latest data shows Australia’s population growth increasing slightly in the June 2021 quarter. Glenn analyses the data in relation to COVID-19 and the different drivers of change across the states and...

Australia’s birth rate declines to a record low in 2020

A review of the 2020 Australian Births data, breaking down some of the implications of a record low fertility rate and addressing misinterpretations regarding the impact of COVID-19 on these numbers.

Australia’s life expectancy ranks 6th in the world

The latest release of Life Tables shows life expectancy in Australia continues to grow, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Glenn looks at how Australia compares with other countries and revisits his personal life...

Fewer deaths in 2020 despite the pandemic

Glenn takes a look at the recently released ABS death statistics for 2020 – and finds a cheerier tale than you may expect.

Australia’s population growth almost zero

The ABS have now released a full 12 months of COVID-affected population-growth data. Victoria’s population is declining sharply, Queensland is booming. Glenn provides a state-by-state analysis of the...

Update on the 2021 Census collection – 13 September

In this post, Glenn updates us on the latest Census tally figures from the ABS. How is the Census response rate tracking? How do unoccupied dwellings affect this story?

COVID vaccination rates and SEIFA

As many of us breathlessly review the daily vaccination rates, Glenn takes a look at how vaccination rates differ between LGAs – and how this difference bares a strong resemblance to areas of advantage and...

Update on the 2021 Census collection

Our Census expert, Glenn, gives an update on where the Census collection sits two weeks after Census night.

Census Crystal Ball Gazing 2021: what will the Census show?

With Census Day 2021 just passed, Glenn Capuano – demographer and .id’s Census expert – lays out his top predictions for the results of this pandemic-era survey of Australia’s population.

Happy Census Day 2021!

To mark Census Day 2021, Glenn Capuano gives us a recap and update on where things sit with the Census – and reminds everyone to fill in your Census form!

Census in lockdown – what does it mean?

In the wake of the announcement of Victoria’s 6th lockdown – with Sydney, the NSW Hunter Region and South East Queensland already in lockdown – it’s clear that large segments of the Australian population will...

What’s happening to South Australia’s population?

How are COVID-19 restrictions impacting South Australia’s population growth? In today’s blog, Glenn looks at how the effects of the pandemic relate to South Australia compared to (the more talked about) New...

What’s new for Census 2021

In just over a month, the 18th national Census of Population and Housing will happen. Census night is August 10th, 2021. In a previous post, Glenn went through some of the background to Census, why we have it,...

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