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October 2, 2015

Why slowing population growth is on our minds

Last week the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) warned our population growth is slowing. Will this slowdown pose a risk to our economy and pull the rug out from under our property markets?


There’s already a lot of talk about our property market peaking, our economy falling into recession and a property bubble bursting, so let’s take a Q&A approach:

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September 4, 2015

It’s not really population growth that predicts property demand

There’s been a lot written about Australia’s strong population growth and how there’s likely to be twice as many of us in the next 40 to 50 years.


Apparently one baby is born every minute and 45 seconds and, sadly, someone dies every three and a half minutes. The net gain from overseas is one migrant every two minutes. This results in an overall population increase of one person every minute and 18 seconds.

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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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