Australian Population Growth

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The latest Australian population figures for 2015 released by ABS stands at 23.6 million and continues to grow. Australia’s population has increased by approximately 3.5 million people just in the last decade alone (ABS 2015a). Moreover, capital city growth within Australia has increased by 2.1 million people within in a ten year period from 2001. Furthermore in this period the most growth in Australian cites was seen in Melbourne, which increased by 647,000 people followed by greater Sydney, which grew by 477,600 and then greater Brisbane, which grew by 432,300. This means nearly two-thirds of the Australian population resides within a capital city (ABS 2012). This population growth is a result of subsequent urban sprawl, which has caused

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