Australian Bureau of Statistics announces new population survey

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is planning a new Australian Population Survey with the capacity for continuous updates on regional population statistics. Data collected in the survey will be used to supplement data collected in the Census. The survey will provide a mechanism for more effectively using Census and administrative data to provide ongoing … Continue reading Australian Bureau of Statistics announces new population survey

Government Announces Census to be Retained

The Federal Government has confirmed the 2016 national Census will go ahead as planned and that the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will receive an additional $250 million in the budget for an urgent computer upgrade. The announcement follows reports that the Census was going to be scrapped in its existing form and replaced with … Continue reading Government Announces Census to be Retained

Coastal areas continue to experience strong growth

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on 31 March show that in the year ended June 2014 the settlements with the highest growth rates outside the capital cities were along the coast, in particular in Queensland and Western Australia. High growth local government areas in Queensland included Gladstone, Moreton Bay and Sunshine … Continue reading Coastal areas continue to experience strong growth

Conference Delegates Call on Government to Retain Census

Delegates at the Australian Coastal Councils Conference at Cape Schanck adopted a Communiqué calling on the Australian Government “to retain the National Census in its existing form to ensure Australia’s councils have access to detailed demographic data which is essential for the future planning and resourcing of their communities.” The Communiqué was issued in response … Continue reading Conference Delegates Call on Government to Retain Census

More coastal seats now marginal – Taskforce Chair

The Chair of the National Sea Change Taskforce, Barry Sammels, told members at the 2014 Annual General Meeting that continuing population growth along the coast means there are an increasing number of coastal electorates categorized as being ‘marginal’. The AGM was held at Parliament House Canberra on 3 September. He said the Taskforce had analysed … Continue reading More coastal seats now marginal – Taskforce Chair

Taskforce AGM and MP Briefings to be held in Canberra

The 2014 Annual General Meeting of the National Sea Change Taskforce is to be held in Canberra on Wednesday 3 September. The meeting will be held at Parliament House in association with a series of briefings for MPs from coastal electorates. Taskforce Chair Barry Sammels said separate briefings would be held for coastal MPs the … Continue reading Taskforce AGM and MP Briefings to be held in Canberra

Many People in Coastal Areas ‘Missing’ on Census Night – Study

A study of coastal populations outside the capital cities has found a large number of people were missing from these communities when the 2011 Census data was collected. A research team at The University of Adelaide, headed by leading demographer Professor Graeme Hugo, conducted the study for the National Sea Change Taskforce, which represents coastal … Continue reading Many People in Coastal Areas ‘Missing’ on Census Night – Study