Australia Population Net Overseas Migration Falling
The three-year trend of slowing population growth from the 2008 peak continued in 2010 as more of us died and net overseas migration dived…..
….Thus while various politicians were jumping on the anti-migration band wagon during last year’s election, we were already stepping back from a brief surge to a more normal growth rate….
…..The big swing factor in our population story, though, remains net overseas migration. As the one-off factors in 2009 wash out and the international student industry crumbles, NOM dived by 35 per cent to 171,000…..