Fresh from analysing newly released 2016 Census data, population experts, practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students will gather in Darwin on 18-20 July 2018 for the Australian Population Association’s 19th biennial conference. Along with stimulating content and great networking opportunities, delegates will enjoy Darwin’s perfect dry season weather, its warm and laid-back atmosphere and some ‘only locals know’ highlights.
In the 100 years since Canberra was formally named on 12 March 1913 as Australia's capital, its population has grown from a small rural community of less than 2,000 people (outnumbered by sheep and cattle at a ratio of over 500 to 1), to a city made up of over 100 suburbs and nearly 400,000 people. The drivers of growth have differed from many other cities whose transport advantages, location and accessibility supported the more common trade and economic foundations of growth.
The Australian Population Association (APA) in collaboration with the Applied Population Studies Programme of the School of the Environment at Flinders University organised a series of events (two seminars followed by a panel discussion) on key aspects of the population dynamics of Australia and South Australia. These events were aimed at promoting people’s interest in and awareness of population matters and how they impact on development, health and the environment. They were held in Adelaide the months of July, September and October 2013.
Australia’s population in a global world
The Australian Population Association is pleased to invite you to attend their 2014 Conference to be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart from 3 – 5 December 2014. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Australia’s population in a global world’.