Big Australia [in the media]

Friday, February 07, 2014

Big Australia McCrindleOur country has grown more than 50% since 1984, up from 15 million people to 23 million in just three decades. Recent research shows that if this growth pattern continues, we could hit a population of more than 40 million by 2050!

What does this mean for us and future generations? Mark McCrindle joins Network Ten’s Wake Up to discuss the trends and implications of Australia’s rapid population growth.


Behind the record-breaking growth are increasing births, decreasing birth rates, and greater migration than ever. We’re setting record births (300,000 births per year), and we have half as many deaths as births as we are living longer.

The natural increase accounts for only 40% of the growth, however, while 60% is the result of net migration with 500,000 arrivals per year (and half as many departures). These numbers, added together, equal a total growth of 400,000 per year.

While many Australians fear that a growing population is only increasing the strain on our roads and access to services, population growth isn’t all bad news. Domestic demand that is being created by a growing population has kept Australia from entering economic depression. With more people buying goods and services than ever before and more workers available for the labour force, the economy keeps a steady hold despite a rapidly ageing population.

To keep things in perspective, America with a similar landmass has 311 million people, and, with a bit of planning, Australia too can cater for a growing population.

Planning for future growth is key – including adequate infrastructure, town planning, and improving the availability and access to health care and education services. It is by looking ahead at the trend-lines that Australia will effectively cope with a rapidly increasing population, especially across our densely populated urban centres.




See our Big Australia and Australia at 23 Million infographics on this topic:


Big Australia infographic | Population and size comparison with other countries Australia at 23 million infographic | a mid sized country, but world beating growth

Welcome to our blog...

We have a passion for research that tells a story, that can be presented visually, that brings about change and improves organisations. And we hope these resources help you know the times.

Our Social Media Sites

Facebook | McCrindle Research Social Media YouTube | McCrindle Research Social Media Twitter | McCrindle Research Social Media Flickr | McCrindle Research Social Media Pinterest | McCrindle Research Social Media Google Plus | McCrindle Research Social Media LinkedIn | McCrindle Research Social Media Mark McCrindle Slideshare


Last 150 Articles


Tags

dreaming aged care puzzle Netflix urban living media release visualisation Aussies economy demographer business performance public holiday thrive brisbane Channel 7 local communities community event IT Specialists Australian Census financial future ferry media commentary medicine going out Vocational education Love couple demographics experience ashley fell demographic transformations SRE presentation Christmas season optimistic Andrew Duffin infographic wall parenting millionth social healthy future learn global financial crisis bus marriages meals South Australia micro apartments Financial Planning Association of Australia VET sector Tuesday Trend Myth culturally diverse schools students young australians baby boom mccrindle in the media ACF cold educated Aussie sydney metro investment plans salary faith social change office opening networking meetings Financial Planning Week crime townhouses social commentator Merry Christmas shbc trades education research consumer grave decision Caregiver sydney speaker students australian social research mobile online shopping baby name predictions millenials collaboration public speaking social lives communities teleworking megatrends unaffordable small business rich safe travel Deaths speakers Res Vis proactive housing Assistant Store Manager social trends Adelaide australian communities forum qualitative research the hills area media activity workplace culture market research Australian communities resource wealth distribution graphs office space sunburnt country responsive Charlotte sports families coffee cost of living budget The Daily Edition teaching year 12 mateship Tasmania publication Northern Beaches home ownership geomapping 2015 typical australian domestic hello fresh 2012 motivate generation alpha capital city innovative high density 1968 tertiary education housing growth DESTEL repayments TEDx mccrindle research cancel plans toys balance demography education future report baby names australia report innovation contiki investor Australian Home social commentary Population Clock unemployment entertainment royal family data analyst Kiwi eliane miles professional development change dare to dream research visualisation seasons daily commute Crime Rates residents jobs panel know the times sydneycity daily telegraph internet Australian schools woolworths Australian Families ease of travel clothing celebration careers mortgage internship results goals faux-ciliser kate middleton wealth and income breakfast nfp volunteers cultural diveristy future of education NBRS Architecture global generations dessert politics TED talk financial fears Kirsten Brewer wage economic capital cities professional services financial independence personalities sydneysiders speakers pack apartment youth unemployment changing face of sydney research baby names Wellington house prices australian forecast Word Up train 2016 census living ACT school students demographic shopping centre outsourcing identity suburbs earn cash state real overcast cloudy days engage REIV Conference ACF2017 ashley mckenzie define community engagement year 7 future proof high school internships ageing population ageing tattoos professional speaker trend gen alpha social enquiry emerging trends Queensland socialites ultimo states teacher Australian Population affordable EFF selfie lifestyle staff australia water priorities entrepreneurs of today baby name baby names report emerging generations Wagga Wagga #censusfail Channel Seven home owner national private wealth World Water Day society transport global wedding income rising house prices home marriage hopes urban living index learning styles culture 1994 Valentine’s Day organisational culture workplace debate communications forum 24 million city average Australian emerging technologies annual income Research Executive twentyseventeen Sydney gold coast Australian demographics housing trends sector wide faux-cilising analysis christianity New South Wales survey infographic Generation X wealth and income distribution Christmas presents JOMO property market future proofing tea average aussie fresh earnings university degree princess charlotte Australian Trends Duchess of Cambridge easy rider new york times millennials university charity group session relevant focus groups friendship Royals belief impact growth McCrindle Speakers participants names hornsby gender royal Christchurch trends analyst logan Sydney keynote speaker school satisfaction trends of 2016 village middle class video presentations tuesday Births Education Future Forum Wodonga entrepreneurial energy pyrmont language the great screenage wolloomooloo travelling bondi 40 million summer omnibus census fail optus trends employers SA neutral bay builders digital ethnography mythbusting world eliane focus group moreton bay narcissism cancelling plans shopper's pick renter of the future employment click finance cooking The ABC of XYZ google for education showreel demographic trends brand experience Australians monarchy Tuesday Trends 2016 census results generations sydneysider aged care work-life population milestone equip social researchers brands 10 years education future quote stats social shifts NEETs urban spirituality wellbeing crows nest social impact urban taskforce winter blues Northern beaches Event communication Gen X NSW follow royal baby screenage Generation Y wealth tips chairty ipswich recap owning a home car in the media investing public speaker hills mccrindle future of work research services VET friends renting fears statistics cost census data Christmas lunch educhat Australian Communities Trends child care housing affordability schools relational rain storytelling rule keeper research data baby name trends Northern Beaches Christian School not-for-profit supply and demand average sydneysider social life keynote speaker DIY 2016 local community grandparents wages mythbusters environment huffington post January 26th award 2017 "know the times" sector wide study customer authenticity optus my business awards google earning Social Trend Gen Y research report organisations house Melbourne visual future tv weekly earnings poor mover and shaker workshop conference cica youth goal 24,000,000 rental stress newspaper paying to work teach parents insights generational trends story career shifts Research Director keynote teachers Work place darwin SMSF cars holiday conferences mentor national crime rates future-proof English conference presentation norwest sydney hills future of shopping spend Australia Day 2017 curiosity sentiments etiquette manly household trend tuesday social researcher report baby product faux-cilise Geoff Brailey TED menai New Zealand engagement 2020 Bathburst Engineering Manager work men resilience baby boomers debt house price rise mother's day event WA sustainable CPI futurist Canberra deloitte communicate forecasting life not for profit bureau happiness ideas social media anzac father's day ACF17 conference speaker online Real Estate sydney event purpose pharmacies Queensland: QLD social research increasing densification children Hills Shire Council jobs of the future land of the middle class FPA marketing TAS media case study sun insight property HSC shopping Northern Territory moderators guide post rationalism workforce housing market criminal NBRS divorce mccrindle tea Territory census 2014 lalor park easter learning leadership workshop offenders local population the hills shire program GPO women poker master researcher 1980 learner research pack rise of local micro commuters cancelling event data visualisation student Do It Yourself ACF 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics training ABS 2013 study thought leadership hills shire education news Australian Dream REIV National Conference financial victoria Real Estate Institute of Victoria food sector entrepreneur census 2016 Hornsby Shire Council education sector weather gen z prince george australian communities trends report FOMO Western Australia australians staying home more snapshot growing population Mark McCrindle consumerism commute high density apartments society trends retirement technology trends of 2017 christmas work mates waverton collaborative events population growth Australia Day church staying in group Skilling social analysis brand office leader holidays survey design suburban living CBD TDE potts point apartments speaker in depth interviews suburb the average aussie skills James Ward Macquarie University business stay home perth dream infographics VIC leadership New Zeland professional long weekend low density mining boom interactive pharmacy marrickville sunny days litter hobart list professional presenters tableau generation Z national wealth new office school religion rent family affordability personal growth Scouts households house price Financial Planning Association PSI socialising population map community winter facts challenge young people the australian dream the changing face of divorce rate blaxland acf15 property price aussie culture NT christian alpha slideshare award winner SMART environmental scanning greatness cartodb vegemite generation data high density living Sydney Hills Business Chamber royal influence world youth day cultural diversity social issues intern 1975 System's Architect non profit business index buildings 23 million vegetarian Australia street financial dreams government February 16 census results

Archive