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  1. 1. Australia's Currently Population Growth We are growing at a rate unprecedented to the last three decades. Contrast that with many countries in Europe where it's actually heading in the other direction. Although our low birth rate of 1 8 is up a little almost 1.8 little, two-thirds of population growth came from net immigration 2.50% 2.00% 1.50% Series1 1.00% 0.50% 0.00% AUSTRALIA INDIA U.S.A CHINA U.K
  2. 2. Reason for an i R f increased d population  Australia has an aging population: Australia has an aging population is due to the post war baby boom that h th t happened d i d during th 1960’s. Birth rates during the 1960’ Bi th t d i the 60’s were well above three children per female  One of the main reasons the government wants a “Big O f th i th t t “Bi Australia” is that at the same time we accept more immigrants we grow our economy accordingly and as a result increase GDPGDP.  Increased taxes  Skilled Labour
  3. 3. Problems as a result of increased population  Housing: With such a large number of immigrants the government must take into account the critical issue of housing. It is estimated that 170,000 homes would be need for the yearly influx of people. As you can see by the graph below supply has remained constant and if anything has decreased  Infrastructure: Infrastructure is very expensive to maintain and implement correctly. The government has introduce GAIC to assist with development of infra structure.  Support of immigrants: ◦ Set up costs ◦ Looking after family g y ◦ Passage costs
  4. 4. Environmental Factors ◦ “Until Australia has reversed the decline in our ecosystem and our greenhouse pollution levels, levels we should be very cautious about policies that would increase our population. (The population myth, 2010) ◦IIncreased green house gasses with a d h ith population increase. ◦ “Economists say we have to have growth, y g , while environmentalists say we have to stop.”( O’Neill , 2008)
  5. 5. Population forecasts  Melbourne Melbo ne 2030 report put Melbourne under a high epo t p t Melbo ne nde population increase at 4.8million. Published 2002  The Australian Bureau of Statists report now put Melbourne for a high bracket at 5.2million and a low of 4.8million by 2026. Published 2008  People has since released at follow up document to Melbourne 2030 and that is Melbourne at 5 million.  Even two years on since the Australian Bureau of Statists E t i th A t li B f St ti t the figures would be seen now as conservative.