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Re: News & Discussion: Population Growth

Posted: Fri May 19, 2017 1:34 pm
by Goodsy
South Australia desperately needs to double rate of population growth, Deloitte report warns
http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/ ... 4c2aea95db

So we need another 29,000 people a year every year.

In other words, we need to grow another Mount Gambier every year for the next 10 years

Re: News & Discussion: Population Growth

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:23 am
by thecityguy
Surprised that a third were from Britain. Not what I would have expected


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Re: News & Discussion: Population Growth

Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:14 am
by Llessur2002
First-time poster with article from 2006. Probably best not to click on the links...

Re: News & Discussion: Population Growth

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:36 am
by [Shuz]
Budget population projections show SA will lose 6500 people a year to interstate brain drain
APRIL 03, 2019

South Australia’s brain drain interstate shows no sign of abating, federal Treasury has predicted.

Population projections in the federal Budget suggest SA will lose 6500 people a year for the next four years, while Queensland and Victoria gain the lion’s share of new arrivals.

The brain drain has been described as “an economic crisis” by SA’s Property Council.

Increased population growth and reducing the exodus have been spruiked by Premier Steven Marshall as one of his key priorities.

But Budget figures show Treasury is expecting 6500 people to leave SA for other states each year for the next four years.

In contrast, Queensland is expected to gain 18,400 new residents from other states each year for the next four years and Victoria 16,800 each year.

Property Council executive director Daniel Gannon said it simply had to stop.

Property Council executive director Daniel Gannon.
“South Australia is losing almost 20 of our best and brightest every single day, which means net interstate migration remains a state economic crisis,” Mr Gannon said. “For every person that South Australia loses, Queensland attracts three.

“Queensland gains 354 people every week while South Australia loses 125 in the same period.

“This isn’t sustainable, and has a direct economic and job creation impact.”

State Innovation and Skills Minister David Pisoni said the Government was “pursuing a strong economic growth agenda and investing more than $200 million skilling South Australians for the industries of the future, in order to grow rewarding jobs and retain young people in South Australia.”

Mr Pisoni said Commonwealth Treasury modelling was done for the allocation of GST revenue.

“It is policy neutral and therefore does not pick up the changes that the Marshal Liberal Government is rolling out to address this issue,” he said.

State Opposition Treasury spokesman Stephen Mullighan described the statistics as a failed election promise. “Just a week out from last year’s election Rob Lucas promised to reverse the brain drain,” Mr Mullighan said.

“Just like many of their other pre-election commitments it’s just another hollow promise.”

Commonwealth Treasury numbers showed SA was not the only state expected to see a decline each year, with New South Wales expected to lose 16,000 a year and West Australia, 12,000.

Mr Gannon said the state had much to offer for people wanting to stay or move from interstate, and should be strongly marketed as such.

“One of Adelaide’s great national competitive advantages is our housing market, particularly compared to capital cities on the eastern seaboard,” he said. “We’re lucky to boast a housing market with a median that starts with a four rather than ending in million, which should be used as a marketing tool in attracting and retaining young people.”

Last month exclusive polling, commissioned by The Advertiser showed one in three South Australians wanted to see their population grow.

Re: News & Discussion: Population Growth

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:08 pm
by SRW
It sucks that we still suffer so much internal loss to other states. But aside anything the Marshall Government is or isn't doing, we do stand to slightly increase our share of international migrants over the coming years thanks to federal migration agreements. Expect an uplift in international students especially (and likely even more CBD student accommodation developments).

Re: News & Discussion: Population Growth

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:28 pm
by Jaymz
SRW wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:08 pm
It sucks that we still suffer so much internal loss to other states. But aside anything the Marshall Government is or isn't doing, we do stand to slightly increase our share of international migrants over the coming years thanks to federal migration agreements. Expect an uplift in international students especially (and likely even more CBD student accommodation developments).
We'll wait and see if this new migration agreement with the Feds actually works, i'm hopeful but sceptical at the same time. Adelaide and S.A has already had a special "regional" classification for a number of years now, along with Tassie I think, and our migrant intake is still well below our share of the national population.

At the end of the day, the best way to improve our share of migrants is to get the economy growing at the same rate, if not exceeding the national average..... something we have not been able to do for decades now. People move where the most opportunities are i.e employment.

Re: News & Discussion: Population Growth

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:18 am
by NTRabbit
The drain out of NSW isn't a surprise at all, the place has gone beyond cultural stagnation and is already regressing thanks to the state givernment + opposition war on youth, it'll take the retirement state title from us pretty soon as there'll be nobody left but Boomer real estate investors and financial services sector workers. Just a bit of a shame we haven't been able to carve even a little of the gain away from Victoria yet.