Population change

Domain: 
Demography
Sub-Domain: 
Population size and structure
Measure: 
Percentage of average annual population change in the most recent five-year period 2005-2010
Rationale: 
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Examining population trends in a community can provide information about the future demands placed on the social and economic infrastructure of a region for local government planning and policy development. Population demographics provide valuable information about what groups make up a particular community for the purpose of disaster mitigation, education and cultural appropriateness.

Data Source: 
ABS, Regional Population Growth, Australia 2009-10 (cat. no. 3218.0)


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