Many media outlets are getting their panties in a bunch over today’s ABS population numbers.
And it’s true there’s one set of projections which have the population up to nearly a million by 2061.
There’s another series that gets us to a more sedate 612,000.
It’s worth bearing in mind that Washington DC has a population of 600,000 servicing a nation of 317,000,000. (Yes, it’s true that the greater Washington area is over 5 million but you could see the wider Canberra Region growing as well).
So the population might grow like topsy, or more moderately, and no-one really knows what the next 50 years will bring.
I guarantee you there will be some boom times, some bust times, a major war, and a major realignment of our political paradigm over that time though.