Statistics | Sustainable Population Australia

An independent not-for-profit organisation seeking to protect the environment and our quality of life by ending population growth in Australia and globally, while rejecting racism and coercive population control. SPA is an environmental advocacy organisation, not a political party.


'Skeptics in a Pub' meeting powerpoint produced as a PDF

The issue of human population has become the "elephant in the room": huge but ignored by so many. In fact, human numbers count and count decisively. Uniquely, population is the multiplier of all. Without a humane resolution to the problem of population growth, all other causes will, sooner or later, become lost causes. It is high time to face the challenge and refute the many myths that surround it. Powerpoint presentation held at The Bridge Hotel Castle Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Wednesday, May 14 2014.

May 18 2014

Australia's population growth rate remains alarmingly high

18 December 2013

Australia’s growth rate of 1.8 per cent is alarmingly high, unsustainable and unacceptable, according to Sustainable Population Australia (SPA).

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its demographic figures for the year ending June 2013 yesterday, revealing Australia’s population growth rate remains at 1.8 per cent. Population growth for the period was 407,000 with natural increase contributing 162,700 people and Net Oversea Migration (NOM) 244,400 people.

December 19 2013

Australia Projected To Add 4 Million Households In 25 Years

The number of households in Australia is projected to increase by up to 4 million over the next 25 years, according to projections released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

September 16 2011

Migrant intake faces dramatic cut

Dramatic headline, for what appears to be a slight decrease in the very high growth levels we have seen recently

September 16 2011

Employment grows, but only just keeps up with population growth

Employment growth has picked up but is only just keeping pace with population growth, leaving the jobless rate in limbo.

September 16 2011

PoPulation growth: what do australian voters want? - April, 2010

Immigration-fuelled population growth has accelerated under the Rudd Government. Recent projections suggest that Australia may grow from its current 22 million to 35.9 million by 2050. This prospect has sparked a public debate about the country’s demographic future. If population growth were to become an election issue how would Australian voters respond? Relevant new data are available from the latest Australian Survey of Social Attitudes, a mailout questionnaire sent to a large random sample of voters. It was completed between December 2009 and February 2010.

September 16 2011

Majority oppose population growth: survey - April 14

MORE than two-thirds of Australian voters do not embrace population growth, according to a national survey of social attitudes. When asked ''Do you think Australian needs more people?'' an overwhelming 69 per cent answered negatively - and voters in Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's home state of Queensland were most opposed.

September 16 2011

Women don't want a bigger population - April 14

SEVEN in 10 people want a "House Full" sign hung on Australia's front door, with women and Queenslanders leading the charge. (Monash Survey Results)

September 16 2011

Australians want population kept at or below 30m, Lowy Institute poll finds - April 8

TWO-thirds of Australians don't want the country's population to reach 36 million by 2050, as forecast by Treasury, an opinion poll shows.

September 16 2011

Australians wary of 36m population target - ABC - April 8

A survey by the Lowy Institute says almost three-quarters of Australians want to see the country's population grow, but not by too much. The Lowy Institute surveyed more than 1,000 people last month and found that while there is support for increased immigration, Australians are not quite prepared to embrace the Government's prediction that the nation will reach 36 million people by 2050.

September 16 2011