One Nation leader Pauline Hanson said Australia is “the highest-growing country in the world”, with population growth “double than a lot of other countries”. Is that right?
Increasing usage of big data by statistical agencies and other organisations may reduce the ability of populations to have a say in how they are governed.
Fifty years ago biologist Paul Ehrlich published ‘The Population Bomb,’ an apocalyptic warning that overcrowding would lead to wars and famine. Here’s what the book got right and wrong.
The global population is climbing faster and faster. What will this mean for future generations?
Large-scale emergencies can be a strain, even in one of the world’s richest countries. Population growth, income inequality and fragile supply chains may make the problem worse.
Regional areas are expanding, and yet not enough attention is being paid to improving rail access to capital cities. This affects the liveability of the areas.
For Australia, the median age is 37.2 years. The Northern Territory is the youngest state or territory with a a median age of 32.4 years and Tasmania is the oldest at 42 years.
Is asking people about race or sexuality a prerequisite for social justice – or a tool of discrimination?
Artificial islands that are now mushrooming across the ocean are regarded as ‘engineering marvels’. But, little attention is paid to how these human-made structures affect sea life.
Most surveys are consistent in finding there is a substantial minority of the view that immigration is too high, but not a large majority.
Population growth for growth’s sake (as a proxy for economic growth), without consideration for the demands this creates might actually compromise Tasmania’s economy.
Understanding population density takes more than just arithmetic – that’s where mapping can help reveal which countries and cities are really getting cramped.
People have been forced to move in the past thanks to changes in sea levels that affected Australia’s coastline.
Across Japan, towns and villages are vanishing as the population ages and young people move to the cities. How the country manages this holds lessons for other developed nations facing a similar fate.
Will the African population inevitably quadruple by the end of the century? And what are the reasons for this extraordinary growth?
The baby bonus did its job, encouraging people to have more children at a time when fertility rates were low.
William Isdale speaks with Nancy Pachana about why we should stop thinking about ageing as a time of decline, and focus on engaging and leveraging the experience of our elders.
Nigeria must reduce its population growth to increase the quality of life for people in the country. A better knowledge of contraceptives can help achieve this.
Do Muslim couples in Australia have ‘on average 4.5 children’ while other couples have ‘1.5 children’? Could Australia have a ‘Muslim majority’ in ‘a couple’ of generations? Let’s check the evidence.
Reasoned debates on sustainable migration intake levels are important. But transport and health infrastructure shortfalls in Western Sydney won’t be solved by reactive anti-immigration attitudes.