Immigration slows for all of Australia except NSW

IMMIGRATION has slowed in half of Australian states with New South Wales one of the few states to increase migration.

NSW's rate rose compared to last year by 9.4% or 6300 people as Queensland's rate fell 24% with nearly 10,000 migrants coming to the state in the year to June.

Western Australia's migrant intake dropped by 40% or almost 20,000 people over the same period - on par with the Northern Territory (down 40% or 2000 people) and dropped further than the Australian Capital Territory (down by 700 people or 25%).

The Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Demographics report, released this month, found all states had population increases from migration over the 12 months.

ABS spokeswoman Denise Carlton said natural population growth - births versus deaths - was also decreasing, with 300,900 babies born last year (down 3.3%) and 148,700 deaths (down 0.3%).

"Today's release also reveals how fast the number of people aged 65 years and over are growing," Ms Carlton said.

"Over the past 20 years, this group has grown by 65%, more than double the rate of increase for the working age population and four times faster than children.

"Because of this, Australia's median age has increased by four years over the past 20 years, from 33.4 years in 1994 to 37.3 years in 2014.

"Tasmania remained our oldest state with a median age of 41.6 years, while the Northern Territory is the youngest with a median age of 31.8." -APN NEWSDESK

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON

Populations in 2014

  • Australia - 23 million
  • Canada - 36 million
  • China - 1.394 billion
  • France - 65 million
  • Greece - 11 million
  • Hong Kong - 7 million
  • India - 1.267 billion
  • Indonesia - 253 million
  • Italy - 61 million
  • Japan - 127 million
  • South Korea - 50 million
  • Malaysia - 30 million
  • New Zealand - 5 million
  • Papua New Guinea - 7 million
  • Philippines - 100 million
  • Singapore - 6 million
  • South Africa - 53 million
  • Sweden - 10 million
  • United Kingdom - 63 million
  • United States - 323 million
  • Vietnam - 93 million
  • WORLD - 7.244 billion

Projected populations in 2050

  • Australia - 38 million
  • Canada - 45 million
  • China - 1.385 billion
  • France - 73 million
  • Greece - 11 million
  • Hong Kong - 8 million
  • India - 1.62 billion
  • Indonesia - 321 million
  • Italy - 60 million
  • Japan - 108 million
  • South Korea - 51 million
  • Malaysia - 42 million
  • New Zealand - 6 million
  • Papua New Guinea - 13 million
  • Philippines - 157 million
  • Singapore - 7 million
  • South Africa - 63 million
  • Sweden - 12 million
  • United Kingdom - 73 million
  • United States - 401 million
  • Vietnam - 104 million
  • WORLD - 9.551 billion


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