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The City of Australia

If Australia’s population lived in one city, how large would that city be if it were as dense as… Melbourne? …Hobart? What if it had the same population density as Darwin? How far would that city stretch, and how would such a city...

New Zealand’s Census

The recent Census of Population and Dwellings in New Zealand was an interesting reflection of changing societal attitudes and technologies. As most Kiwis successfully completed their Census forms online,...

Are fewer New Zealanders moving across the ditch? Trends of Kiwis in Australia

The 2016 Census has already provided a lot of insight as to how Australia has changed in the five years since 2011. As a business operating in both Australia and New Zealand, we are interested in the...

The flowing tides of population forecasting

There are so many considerations when forecasting populations. At .id, our population forecasts are fundamentally based on a number of principles and assumptions which include understanding the long-term trends...

New forecasts reveal the future of Hutt City

After recently completing our first ever population and households forecasts for Hutt City 2013-2043, we are releasing a blog series to cover several new forecasts in New Zealand.

Forecasting in New Zealand – Building regional knowledge in the Wellington Region

How do regional population growth, migration and movement affect local populations? Two new Territorial Authorities in the Wellington Region have recently obtained forecast.id population and household forecasts...

Population densities of Australian Capital Cities – Melbourne and Sydney

In part 1 and part 2 , I looked at the greater capital cities in order from smallest to largest with the two remaining ones being the heavyweights – Melbourne and Sydney.

Population densities of Australian capital cities – Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane

In the previous blog, I described in more detail as to why population density analysis is important. This entry continues on from that and describes the population densities in Greater Adelaide, Greater Perth...

Population densities of Australian capital cities

How dense are we? Population densities have traditionally provided information on the distribution of populations across space. By assessing how dense an area is in terms of population, we can determine...

Analysing Christchurch?s Population Change 2006-2013

On my recent Christmas break back in New Zealand, I was lucky to fly out of Christchurch on a beautiful sunny day and even luckier to have a window seat. The geographer/demographer in me was curious to see what...

Kiwi migration to Australia slows. Why?

Last week, Statistics New Zealand released their “International Travel and Migration” statistics for the December 2013 year. Standout figure – a net GAIN (yes gain) of 22,468 migrants to New Zealand compared to...

The importance of the "bigger picture" when forecasting

On a recent trip to South Australia with my colleague and frequent blog contributor, Simone, I was fortunate enough to engage in two client meetings. The first was to “kick off” a forecast review for Adelaide...

“Top Town” – Delving deeper into New Zealand’s subnational population estimates

From the mid 1970s to 1990, kiwis would tune in every week to watch a popular TV show called “Top Town” in which contestants from all over the country, whether from the tiniest of towns or biggest cities,...

Ongoing impact of Canterbury earthquakes reflected in the latest subnational population estimates

This week Statistics New Zealand released subnational population estimates for the year to 30th June 2012. These releases provide estimates of the population at the regional and territorial authority (TA)...

The Christchurch earthquake – from a Census perspective…

Just over three weeks ago, on Tuesday the 22nd of February 2011, Christchurch, the largest city on New Zealand’s South Island was hit by a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake killing over 160 people, injuring...

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