Population and Demography
Australia’s population is nearly 23 million people and is growing by 1 new person every minute and a half. Demography is the statistical study of human populations and sub-populations. It encompasses the study of the size, structure, and distribution of these populations, and spatial and/or temporal changes in them in response to birth, migration, ageing and death.
This research area covers much of the work NATSEM is undertaking using small area estimation models - SpatialMSM. This model not only allows us to derive small area estimates of cross-tabulated data for small areas from Australian surveys, but also allows us to derive projections of these data using population projections from each of the States and labour force projections from the Commonwealth Treasury. Further information on this model can be found in the SpatialMSM page.
This research area also covers NATSEM’s dynamic microsimulation model, APPSIM. This model is designed to assist the Commonwealth in planning for future population growth and estimates characteristics of Australia’s future population. More information on APPSIM can be found in the APPSIM model page.
Publication Date : October, 2017 | Publication Type : Report
Publication Date : November, 2014 | Publication Type : Journal Article
Deborah Schofield, Rupendra Shrestha, Simon Kelly, Lennert Veerman , Robert Tanton, Megan Passey, Theo Vos, Michelle Cunich and Emily Callander
“International Journal of Microsimulation”, #2
Publication Date : April, 2014 | Publication Type : Journal Article
“Papers in Regional Science”
Publication Date : February, 2014 | Publication Type : Journal Article
Deborah Schofield, Michelle Cunich , Rupendra Shrestha, Emily Callander, Megan Passey, Simon Kelly, Robert Tanton and Lennert Veerman
“PLOS One”, #2