Australia’s population

Feb 15, 2010

Q. It has been estimated that Australia will have a population of 36 million by 2050. Do you think this will be good or bad for Australia?

 

 

%

Total good

24%

Total bad

48%

Very good

5%

Good

19%

Neither good nor bad

23%

Bad

30%

Very bad

18%

Don’t know

5%

 

 

24% of people surveyed think that Australia’s population increasing to 36 million by 2050 will be good for Australia, 48% think it will be bad for Australia, 23% think it is neither good nor bad and 5% don’t know.

 

Labor voters were more likely than Coalition and Green voters to think it is a good thing (32% Labor v 24% Coalition, 17% Green). 

 

People aged 55 years and over were more likely to think it is a bad thing (51%), while people aged 18 – 24 were more likely to think it is a good thing (34%).

 

Males were more likely than females to think it is a good thing (29% v 20%).

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