The population forecast for Australia

Register to join our live webinar (or for a copy of the recording), as we present our latest population forecasts for Australia and each state and territory.  

Monday, 22nd July 2024
12.30-1.30pm (AEST)

✔ How will the post-pandemic spike in overseas migration impact your state? 

✔ When will the level of overseas migration return to pre-pandemic norms?

✔ How will demographic shifts such as the declining birth rate and longer life expectancy impact future growth?

✔ How is the age structure of the population forecast to change? 

✔ How do housing shortages and changing economic conditions impact the forecast?

Register to hear from our specialist forecasters and put your questions to them in a live Q&A.

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If you cannot attend the live webinar, we'll still send you a copy of the forecast data, presentation slides and recording.

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How do the big changes shaping Australia affect your local area?

Our national forecasts are the point in our forecasting cycle where we account for the big-picture demographic and economic factors that impact population change in Australia. 

These national forecasts are then cascaded down to states, territories, regions and, ultimately, to local areas.

Presented by experts from Australia's largest independent population forecasting team

Richard Thornton

Richard Thornton

Population forecaster

Richard has been a forecaster with .id for over 15 years, so brings a deep knowledge of places across Australia to our work. With a background in urban planning, regeneration and social housing, Richard previously worked in the housing sector in the UK and for the Victorian Government, and he regularly presents on the policy implications and challenges of demographic change for a variety of audiences.

Julie Toth

Julie Toth

Chief economist, PEXA

Julie is Chief Economist at PEXA (Australia’s central property and mortgage transactions exchange). She is an active participant in Australia’s national business, industry and economic policy conversations. Julie has worked across Australia’s public, private and non-profit sectors over the past three decades, including senior research roles at Nous Group, the Australian Industry Group, the ANZ Bank and the Productivity Commission.

Andrew Hedge

Andrew Hedge

Content and communications

Andrew shares the analysis, insights and stories of place uncovered by our forecasters as they undertake detailed research into what's driving population change in each region of Australia.


Sally Blandy

Location strategy consultant

Sally specialises in providing strategic advice based on demographic evidence across a range of industries including utilities, property, education and local government.


Katie King

Location strategy consultant

Building on years of experience in GIS analysis and product development, Katie works closely with our private sector clients in industries ranging from Education to Utilities and emergency services to help them use the insights from our forecasting team to make informed location and investment decisions.

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