Journal article

Scenarios for the future population of Sydney

P McDonald, R Kippen

Australian Geographer | CARFAX PUBLISHING | Published : 2002

Abstract

The period 1996-2001 has witnessed a refocusing of population growth on Sydney and Melbourne as both cities have developed significant concentrations of so-called 'new economy' jobs and taken on, to greater or lesser extents, the characteristics of global cities. The consequence of these trends, for Sydney most particularly, is population growth. This paper establishes this demographic reality by describing recent demographic trends in Sydney and possible future scenarios for Sydney's population, given differing levels of fertility, internal migration and international migration. A related future trend is also traced-that the number of households in Sydney will grow more rapidly than the pop..

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