Food for thought as we approach “budget season“
- Greater Melbourne was both the largest-growing and fastest-growing capital city in Australia in 2014-15, up by 91,600 people (2.1%).
- Greater Melbourne had seven of the ten SA2s with the largest growth in Australia in 2014-15, led by Cranbourne East in the outer south-east, which grew by 4,600 people (32%).
Policy response – Fastest or Largest?
A simple question with profoundly complex answers. Often amazed at the confusion within and across some regions as to the implications of the detail of growth!
Don’t forget, this is just 2015!
Melbourne had the largest growth of all Greater Capital Cities, increasing by 91,600 people, followed by Sydney (83,300), Brisbane (35,200) and Perth (31,100). Melbourne grew by an average of more than 1,760 people per week, while Sydney increased by over 1,600 people per week.
Top 20 Fastest Growing Local Government Areas in Australia