Oz’s Population Increasing Healthily, Slowdown in Overseas Movement Notwithstanding

It is frequently claimed that it is primarily the migrants who are behind the population increase of several overseas immigration hotspots, including Canada, the UK, the US, and Australia, etc. Several available reports on the subject claim the same thing.

But surprisingly, though the population of Oz is growing, and the country is adding new people to its population regularly, a big credit goes to the natural increase, even while the role of migrants is somewhat confined to the margins given the fact that lately there has been a slowdown in the movement of the migrants to the country, due to one reason or another.

This is, perhaps, a matter of joy for the Australians. Joy because unlike its economic rival Canada or the UK, Oz can claim that its population increase is natural, and if tomorrow, its workforce becomes healthier and bigger, a sizeable chunk behind it would be its naturally born workers.

Talking of the natural growth, one wonders if the climate of the country has something to do with it. Down Under is a hot country and in the hot nations natural increase in population is pretty common.

Coming back to the Australian population increase, the most recent demographic numbers made available by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), reportedly, reveal that the populace of the nation headed north by 388,000 during the year gone by to a total of 24.8 million.

As per the organization on a national scale net overseas movement added 250,100 people to the population and was behind 63% of the nation’s total population jump.

Natural increase added 145,500 additional people to the nation’s population, made up of 306,500 births & 161,000 deaths.

The country’s population increases by one person every 86 seconds as it exceeds 25 million even while as per the bureau, on the basis of the present forecasts, Down Under ought to have a population of 25 million by early August.

Surprisingly, though net overseas migration, reportedly, jumped by 240,400 over the year, and was behind nearly 62% of the swell, it, allegedly, seems to be losing its pace.

As per a concerned person from the CBA, the quarterly rise of 35,900 was a revelation. She stated that the net overseas migration typically loses its speed in the month of December quarter despite the fact that it was the biggest slowdown in many years.

The natural jump in population (the difference between births & deaths) came in at 147,500.

Net overseas movement covers those who have been physically present in the nation for a period of not less than 12, out of the previous 16 months, and arrivals on temporary visas comprising employees, students and travelers.

Allegedly, the yearly upper limit of 190,000 on the new Australian Permanent Visas will alter the configuration of the migration statistics with students taking up a rising ratio of the figures.

Population of Australia

Though during 2014/15 the share of students was close-to 40%, the student share is likely to head north to 45% by 2020. Against this, the share of the Permanent Australia Visas stood at 37% during 2014/15, but it is likely to head south to 29% in 2020.

Reportedly, seen on a state basis, New South Wales (NSW), South Australia (SA), and Western Australia (WA) continue to lose populace to Queensland & Victoria.

Significantly, the nation’s population headed north by another 1.6% to 24.7 million in the 12 months to the end of September 2017, adding a new individual every 1 minute & 26 seconds.

As per the ABS demography director, Victoria continues to spearhead the Kangaroo Land, in terms of population swell, with a yearly jump (+2.3%) over the year, while NSW — the most densely inhabited state of the country — grew in sync with the national average.

Victoria is succeeded by the Australian Capital Territory (+2.2%) and Queensland (+1.7%) while the Northern Territory registered the most insignificant jump (+0.2%).

It is claimed that Queensland grew a little bit above the national average and ought to break through 5 million residents by the time fourth-quarter numbers are officially brought out.

Allegedly, even as not increasing, as swiftly as some other Australian states and territories, huge gains made in the overseas and interstate migration, have virtually tripled the yearly population rise of Tasmania, through the previous two years. It brings the region’s increase rate back up to the levels registered last way back during 2008, courtesy primarily of swells in the net interstate movement.

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