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June 1, 2010

How will Australia’s easing population growth affect our property markets?

After two years of record population growth, Australia’s population boom is set to slow, according to a new study by economic forecasters BIS Shrapnel.


It forecasts national population growth to slow to about 1.5 per cent in 2010/11 and 1.3 per cent in 2011/12 as net overseas migration slows.

This would be a drop from record highs when our population grew by 2.1 per cent for the year ending March 2009, the highest recorded since the baby boom era.

Considering that a large part of our recent property boom has been due to increasing demand, what does this mean for our property markets?

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