Essential Report

Population growth

Apr 29, 2013

Q. Australia’s population has now reached 23 million and is growing by more than 300,000 a year. Do you think Australia’s population growth rate is too fast, too slow or about right?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Too fast

45%

41%

50%

45%

Too slow

5%

6%

5%

3%

About right

37%

42%

38%

32%

Don’t know

13%

11%

8%

20%

45% think Australia’s population growth rate is too fast, 5% think it is too slow and 37% about right.

Those most likely to think it is too fast were Liberal/National voters (50%), aged 45-64 (51%) and incomes under $1,000pw (55%).

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