Another person every 83 seconds: Australia’s population to hit 25 million in less than a month – and the milestone resident will be a young Chinese migrant on a higher education visa
- Australia is predicted to reach a population of 25 million at 4am on August 8
- The 25 millionth resident is predicted to be Chinese and live in western Sydney
- Sydney is expected to grow to 7.4 million and Melbourne to 7.3 million by 2046
Australia’s population is on the rise and is predicted to reach 25 million in less than a month.
The country is adding one extra person every 83 seconds, taking into account births, deaths, and migrants.
Demographer Mark McCrindle estimates the country will reach this population milestone at 4am on August 8, the SMH reported.
The 25 millionth resident of Australia will likely be 26, from China and move to Western Sydney on a higher education visa, he predicted.
Australia is gaining a new person every 83 seconds and is predicted to reach 25 million in less than a month. The 25 millionth resident is predicted to be 26, and from China (stock photo)
The news comes after it was revealed Australia’s population will rise to 36 million in 2046.
Melbourne is predicted to have a population of 7.3 million in 2046.
Sydney will grow to 7.4 million people and Brisbane and Perth’s population will double to four million.
Demand for public transport is expected to increase by 55 per cent in Sydney and 121 per cent in Melbourne by 2046.
The news comes after it was revealed Australia’s population will rise to 36 million in 2046
Mr McCrindle said Australia is growing faster than China and most developed nations.
‘We are growing, not only faster than a lot of the developing countries that normally have a faster growth rate,’ he told Fairfax Media.
‘Our growth rate is way above China and other countries in Asia, we’re also growing faster than most OECD nations.’
But Immigration Minister Peter Dutton released figures on Friday showing permanent migration rates to Australia dropped by 10 per cent in 2017-18.
Visa refusals increased by 46.2 per cent and application withdrawals increased by 17 per cent due to the Government’s ‘focus on integrity’.
Melbourne is predicted to have 7.3 million in 2046, Sydney will grow to 7.4 million people and Brisbane and Perth’s population will double to four million. Bondi Beach is pictured