The Australian population rose by 1. 7 per cent over the year to the March quarter – reflecting strong growth on the east coast – and will continue to underpin real GDP growth for the foreseeable future.
Population growth remains weak in both South Australia and Tasmania, with both states struggling to attract immigration and capital investment.
Population growth in South Australia and Tasmania have been remarkably soft given Australia’s high immigration intake.
The Australian economy continues to be underpinned by strong population growth but it has been concentrated on the east coast and in WA.
The Australian economy continues to be underpinned by strong population growth, but the data also highlights the increasing divergence between the Australian states.
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