Population by 2050

Jul 5, 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 Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens
Total good 16% 17% 18% 16%
Total bad 55% 50% 63% 58%
Very good 3% 4% 3% 3%
Good 13% 13% 15% 13%
Neither good nor bad 21% 26% 15% 22%
Bad 32% 32% 35% 36%
Very bad 23% 18% 28% 22%
Don’t know 8% 7% 5% 4%

55% believe that having a population of 36 million by 2050 will be bad for Australia – 16% think it will be good for Australia.

The concern about this level of population is fairly similar across voter groups – although Liberal/National voters (63%) are more likely to think it is bad than Labor voters (50%).

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