Sydney is Australia's largest and most cosmopolitan city. It is also the capital and largest city of New South Wales. The census revealed its population to be 4,, an increase of 6.
Big or small Australia? On the other hand, it also means more people to produce goods and services, and to pay the taxes that fund government services. Some say Australia should have stopped growing decades ago.
Others point out Australia is a wealthy country with plenty of space to welcome more. So we took a closer look at what different population sizes mean for Australia.
Each assumes different levels of births, deaths and immigration — the key factors that determine population size. These are the red lines you can see in the chart above.
The smallest projected population is just over 17 million people. On the other hand, the biggest Australia we see is more than 70 million people — that scenario assumes high net overseas migration, high fertility and high life expectancy.
But population size is just one piece of the puzzle — and it may not even be the most important, according to some experts. But in many ways the age structure of the population is much more important," demographer Tom Wilson, a principal research fellow at Charles Darwin University, said.
The age structure shows the number of people in each age group — in other words, the age breakdown of a population. Fertility rates have fallen steeply from a peak of 3. But if fertility falls further and Australia has fewer immigrants than people leaving, the balance of old to young will start to reverse in In this "zero net immigration" future, Australia will also achieve a second milestone: This would occur as early as next year if combined with low fertility, while high fertility would only delay this shift toaccording to ABS projections.
Bigger and younger, or older and smaller? Each line represents a year. The shape of the line shows the proportions of old and young. A line with a peak or bump to the left means the young outnumber the old, while a peak or bump to the right shows the opposite.
This is why the peak on the left of the charts below flatten out and the curve to the right swells as time passes. In the above "zero net immigration and low fertility" example, you can see dramatic growth in the percentage of older people as the lines swell to the right.
When you compare it to a scenario with high immigration and high fertility, the increase in the percentage of older Australians is much less pronounced.
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Ageing populations face a number of risks to living standards, including increased health and aged care costs, and a smaller share of working-age people to produce goods, services and wealth. Perhaps most alarmingly, however, is the threat of a shrinking population.
In South Korea and Japan, for example, very low birth rates combined with few immigrants and high life expectancy have led to a dwindling workforce and rapidly-growing elderly population. This in turn underpins living standards. The chart below shows the potential economic burden on the working population, measured by comparing the ratio of "dependants" defined as those younger than 15 or older than 64 to those of working-age between 15 and 64 years.
The higher the ratio, the higher the burden, since it means fewer working-age people to produce goods and services, and pay taxes. As the last of the baby boomers retire, the economic burden will inevitably increase. But how fast depends largely on the number of overseas migrants.
In this scenario the number of dependants rises to 72 dependents per working-age people in The dependency ratio rises slowest in a future with high immigration, high fertility and high life expectancy, reaching 68 dependants per working-age people incompared to roughly 53 per today.
It leaps to a staggering dependants per working-age people in a future with zero immigration, low fertility and high life expectancy. Natural increase contributed two-thirds of the rise in population between andaccording to the Home Affairs department. But over the past decade net overseas migration has overtaken births as the main component of population growth.
They also tend to be younger, better educated and more motivated than the average resident "owing to their decision to move to Australia", according to the Intergenerational Report. This is especially true in Australia, which has strongly encouraged skilled migration since the mids.
And because migrants are typically younger, they also tend to have children here.1 | Australia’s demographic challenges Introduction The Australian Government’s Intergenerational Report (IGR) projects that over the next 40 years, the proportion of the population .
Australia's Demographic Challenges Appendix – the economic implications of an ageing population The Australian population is ageing. In the past Australia was a relatively youthful country. noun. the total number of persons inhabiting a country, city, or any district or area.
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The changes in population growth rates and the effect on population can be shown on the Demographic Transition Model (Population Cycle) - see diagram below.