Some researchers point out
that the country has apparently neglected several
infrastructures in the past three decades.
There is a need for the
government to plan for a bigger future population.
Studies suggest that otherwise, Australia will
potentially end up much worse than it currently is.More on Australia population
estimates. Much of the projected population growth
is expected in the state of Queensland, which when
that happens will immediately overtake the state of
Victoria as the second most populous in the country
By that time, Queensland population is
expected to peak at 8.7 million, double its current
figure, while that of Victoria will peak at 8.6
million, higher by 3.3 million from the current
number. Meanwhile, back to present, latest figures
indicate a 1.8% population growth from September
2007 to September 2008 (latest data).
Natural population growth accounted
for 39% of the rise, while migration contributed up to 61%
of population increase. Western Australia recorded the
highest population growth at 2.9%, while Tasmania recorded
the slowest population rise at just 0.9%.