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Population and Migration

Analysis of the Changing Resident Demographic Profile of Australia's Mining Communities

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: KPMG for the Minerals Council of Australia
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: All Regions

The Australian mining and resources sector has experienced unprecedented growth over the last decade. While the sector has seen a recent slowdown in growth, the long-term demand for Australian mineral resources will continue.There are mining projects in every state of Australia and a variety of minerals and resources are extracted from sites acro ....


  • Year: 2013
  • Author: KPMG
  • Publisher: Minerals Council of Australia
  • Country: Australia

This Report, ‘Analysis of the Long Distance Commuter Workforce Across Australia’, forms the second of a two-phase series of Reports. The first Report released in February 2013 titled, ‘Analysis of the Changing Resident Demographic Profile of Australia's Mining Communities’, considered the demographic profile of the resident population in ....

Application of resiliency theory and adaptive cycles as a framework for evaluating change in amenity-transition communities

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Hoffmann, Scott L.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: Utah State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Utah
  • ISBN: 9780549797005
  • Country: United States

In recent decades, many rural, natural resource-dependent communities have experienced ubiquitous and oftentimes substantial economic decline due to downturns in their commodity-oriented industries. In spite of this, communities with access to varying forms of natural capital have experienced an upsurge in activities such as recreation, ....

As the Population Clock Winds Down: Indicative Effects of Population Ageing in Australia's States and Territories

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Jackson, Natalie; Felmingham, Bruce
  • Journal Name: Journal of Population Research
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

Among the more profound features of population ageing is its regionality. This regionality is particularly marked in Australia, where the timing and speed of ageing are occurring at substantially different rates by state and territory. The shift to natural decline is expected to create many social, economic and political predicamen ....

Asian migrants' lived experience and acculturation to Western health care in rural Tasmania

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Terry, Daniel; Ali, Mohammed; Le, Quynh
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Rural Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 19, No. 6
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Tasmania

Objectives: The study was designed to explore the lived experience of Asian migrants' health care-seeking behaviour in Tasmania, to discern the acculturation process by which Asian migrants are enabled to use the health system and to identify strategies, which assist migrants to understand and use the health system better. Methods:&nb ....

Attracting skilled migrants to regional areas: what does it take?

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Hugo, Graeme; Khoo, Siew-Ean; McDonald, Peter
  • Journal Name: People and Place
  • Journal Number: Vol.14, No.3
  • Country: Australia

For some time government policy has tried to encourage permanent migrants to settle outside the major cities in so-called regional areas. This policy has met with limited success (even though the term ‘regional’ has often included Melbourne). In 2003 the policy was extended to temporary migrants entering on 457 work visas. A large survey of p ....

Australia's farmers: past, present and future

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Barr N; Karunaratne K; Wilkinson R
  • Publisher: Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation
  • ISBN: 1741463904
  • Country: Australia

An examination of the trends in the demographic structure of the Australian farmer population between 1976 and 2001 highlights a number of changes in recent years. The long term decline in farmer numbers which was evident through much of the 20th century has slowed and almost stopped. Since 1981 the average farmer age has increased ....

Australia's Regional Centres: Are they part of the nation's network of cities or only when it matters politically?

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Trevor Budge, Mark Chesterfield
  • Journal Name: State of Australia's Cities Conference
  • Published Location: Melbourne
  • Country: Australia

This paper discusses the periodic emergence of regional Australia as a focus of policy and action, the development of a network of regional centres in Australia, the difficulties and shortcomings in confining a national urban policy to only the very large cities and how regional policy and an urban policy agenda relates to Australia’s ‘non-ur ....

Australia's Regions and their Potential for Economic and Population Growth

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Beer, Andrew; Clower, Terry; Kearins, Bridget
  • Journal Name: Farm Policy Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol.3, No.3
  • Publisher: Australian Farm Institute
  • Country: Australia

This paper considers the economic processes shaping the future of settlement in Australia and argues that complex forces are at work, and that towns and regions that can identify and develop new industries have considerable potential for growth. The paper begins by discussing the evidence relating to urban growth also amongst Australia's regional ....

Australia’s State-Specific and Regional Migration Scheme: An Assessment of its Impacts in South Australia

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Graeme Hugo
  • Journal Name: Journal of International Migration and Integration
  • Journal Number: 9.2
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1488-3473
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: South Australia

In post-demographic transition societies, the impacts of low fertility and aging are most strongly felt in peripheral areas where they are exacerbated by youth outmigration. International migration is increasingly seen to have the potential to offset these demographic constraints on economic development. In Australia, immigration policy has been ....

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Department of Health and Ageing
  • Country: Australia

Statistical Local Area Population Projections, 2011 to 2026. Report Location ....

Australians on the move: trends and emerging issues

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Graeme Hugo
  • Journal Name: Dialogue
  • Journal Number: Vol.24, No.2
  • Country: Australia

Australians are a very mobile population, showing high levels of permanent movement and nonpermanent circulation within Australia and an increasing level of emigration. This article describes some of the major patterns of Australian internal migration and examines the factors shaping them and the emerging social, economic, politica ....

Australias regional migration: a selective success story

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Nick Parr; Simon Massey
  • Journal Name: Conversation
  • Country: Australia

Since 1995, there has been a concerted government policy push encouraging new migrants to settle away from the major cities. There are some very good reasons to direct new arrivals away from cities, such as ongoing concerns about the impact of rapid population growth on congestion and the environment. But is channeling even more mi ....

Background [to the National Population Summit 2003: Towards a Greater Australia]

  • Year: 2003
  • Author: Australian Population Institute
  • Publisher: Australian Population Institute
  • Published Location: Melbourne, Vic
  • Country: Australia

An overview of Australia's demographic trends highlights the potential adverse impacts of declining population growth and population ageing on the long-term social and economic viability of regional areas. On current trends, South Australia (SA) and Tasmania are at greatest risk of a reduction in services and contraction of local e ....

Beyond Education and Employment: Exploring Youth Experiences of Their Communities, Place Attachment and Reasons for Migration

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Eacott, Chelsea; Sonn, Christopher C
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 16, No. 2
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

The population in rural areas of Australia has been declining for many decades and it has become common practice to blame this decline on the migration of young people due to structural limitations (e.g. education and employment). This study explores factors associated with migration of youth from rural Victoria looking at their ex ....

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