BLOG

Demographic insights, tips and news from the experts

Who are Australia’s carers?

A question on “Unpaid care to a person with a disability, health condition or due to old age” has been included on each Census since 2006. This article looks at how many people provide unpaid care within the community, and what their...

The ripple effect: How Tasmania's population growth will shape demand for essential services
By Andrew Hedge / 10 Oct, 2023

The demographic drivers behind Tasmania’s growth are changing. In our recent webinar, Fighting history: Can Tasmania sustain population growth after the pandemic?, we explained why we don’t expect Tasmania’s...

The Check Up: Australians’ views on health and wellbeing
By Dan Evans / 02 Oct, 2023

Australia’s prosperity and success is no longer defined solely by GDP, but also by the health and wellbeing of our population. In this article we explore how our ability to access ‘high quality health services’...

Australia’s population growth hits a new record high in the March quarter 2023

The latest figures on Australia’s population growth are out, and overseas migration remains the main driver. Glenn Capuano breaks down the latest population story for the nation, comparing the different drivers...

Spotlight on Greater Melbourne - Economic Insights and Outlook
By Rob Hall / 18 Sep, 2023

On the 5th of September 2023, more than 130 local and state government professionals participated in the Spotlight on Greater Melbourne Economy webinar where we highlighted key findings from the 2023 State of...

A Place to Call Home: The High Impact ‘Affordable Decent Housing’ has on Liveability
By Dan Evans / 28 Aug, 2023

Australia is suffering a housing appropriateness and affordability crisis. In this article we use the 2023 National Liveability Survey to explain how Australians selected ‘affordable decent housing’ as the...

How ‘liveable’ is Australia? Investing in what’s important to advance quality of life
By Dan Evans / 14 Aug, 2023

Liveability is a personal and subjective concept. It is reflective of an individual’s unique values and experiences of a place. Decision makers wanting to advance quality of life need to place resident’s values...

ABS opens second phase of 2026 Census topic consultation

The ABS is consulting on the topics to be included in the 2026 Census. Initial submissions are in, and there is now a list of suggested topics and changes for which the ABS is seeking feedback. Census expert...

With the Commonwealth Games cancelled, Regional Victoria needs investment in housing & health services
By Dan Evans / 20 Jul, 2023

The 2026 Regional Victoria Commonwealth Games have been cancelled. As the impacted cities and towns come to terms with what this means for their community and local area economy, Daniel Evans takes a look at...

Three key insights from the Living in Australia 2023 – Liveability Survey
By Dan Evans / 13 Jul, 2023

The Living in Australia 2023 – Liveability Survey launch webinar (watch it HERE) highlighted findings from a large and nationally representative survey exploring Australians’ values, experiences, views on local...

Exploring the industry sectors that make your region unique

.id has recently launched a new tool to help communities understand and promote their strategic industries. In today’s blog, we explore the insights we found from exploring the Creative and Cultural sector in...

Australia’s population booms again with post-COVID migration surge

In 2022, Australia’s population grew by record numbers – our largest ever recorded increase a calendar year. This was driven largely by a surge in international migration. Glenn breaks down the story by state...

Could private capital resolve our housing crisis?
By Daniel Corbett / 02 Jun, 2023

Could property investment capital be redirected to offer new solutions to Australia’s housing crises? Why aren’t existing solutions gaining traction? A summary of the PEXA / LongView housing whitepaper,...

The top 50 largest cities and towns in Australia, 2022 edition

Demographer Glenn Capuano provides the latest update to the top 50 cities and towns in Australia.

What's shaping population in Australia's growth areas?
By Kieran McConnell / 17 May, 2023

As Australia’s new suburbs continue to accommodate much of the country’s population growth, it becomes crucial to adapt housing and services to meet the evolving demands of their growing share of maturing...

What factors cause growth or decline in the school-aged population of places?
By Andrew Hedge / 17 May, 2023

By 2041, our forecasts show Australia will have 624,000 more school-aged children than it did in 2021; 252,000 primary school-aged (5-11), and 372,000 secondary-school aged (12-17). And every one of these...

Ten areas in your state that need to plan for more school students
By Andrew Hedge / 15 May, 2023

Just as schools have evolved beyond ‘chalk and talk’ in the education experience they provide our kids, the profession of demographic forecasting has developed in recent years to the point where school planning...

Understanding demographics is key to helping communities facing barriers

With the recent release of 2021 SEIFA data, local governments in Australia now have a complete range of powerful demographic and socioeconomic information from the 2021 Census to use when assessing the...

Surging overseas migration: a Covid correction or the new normal?
By Andrew Hedge / 10 May, 2023

Anyone following the news cycle in the lead-up to the federal budget will have heard the figure of ‘400,000 people from overseas coming to Australia this year’. That level of migration has created headlines...

The devil is in the detail: how to pinpoint the location of population growth
By Andrew Hedge / 08 May, 2023

If you’re planning for future demand for a product, service or piece of infrastructure, a population forecast will be an important part of your evidence base.

Early insights from 2023 NIEIR State of the Regions dataset
By Rob Hall / 08 May, 2023

.id recently published the 2023 NIEIR State of the Regions (SOR) dataset. This dataset is the country’s only economic and employment dataset that provides annual economic and employment information at the LGA...

Subscribe To Our Blog