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Just found this on SSC and i was wondering what are australian impressions, why Queensland is growing so fast? Ontario is growing that much because it settle 140K immigrants a year mainly (100K) in toronto

I didn't know australia was adding almost the same amount of people as Canada ( nearly all the increase here is from immigration ie 220K people a year). The canadian figures are jan 1 , 2005 estimated, i don't know when the australian figure are from.


Canada - 32,078,819 + 290,184

Australia - 20,507,264 + 249,282


Ordered by population

1 Ontario - 12,449,502 +137,081 can

2 Quebec - 7,568,640 +51,690 can

3 New South Wales - 6,819,565 +51,633 aus

4 Victoria - 5,064,365 + 58,168 aus


5 British Columbia - 4,219,968 +46,372 can

6 Queensland - 4,039,272 + 99,586 aus

7 Alberta - 3,223,415 +44,349 can

8 Western Australia - 2,030,627 + 30,814 aus

9 South Australia - 1,545,939 + 7,275 aus


10 Manitoba - 1,174,645 +9,683 can

11 Saskatchewan - 995,280 +837 can

12 Nova Scotia - 937,538 +318 can

13 New Brunswick - 751,257 +516 can

14 Newfoundland & Labrador - 516,986 -1,823 can

15 Tasmania - 485,898 + 2,949 aus

16 Australian Capital Territory - 324,325 + 713 aus

17 Northern Terrytory 197,603 - 549 aus


18 Prince Edward Island - 137,734 +114 can

19 Northwest Territories - 42,944 +315 can

20 Yukon Territory - 31,227 +300 can

21 Nunavut - 29,683 +432


Ordered by net increase

1 Ontario - 12,449,502 +137,081 can

2 Queensland - 4,039,272 + 99,586 aus

3 Victoria - 5,064,365 + 58,168 aus


4 Quebec - 7,568,640 +51,690 can

5 New South Wales - 6,819,565 +51,633 aus

6 British Columbia - 4,219,968 +46,372 can

7 Alberta - 3,223,415 +44,349 can

8 Western Australia - 2,030,627 + 30,814 aus

9 Manitoba - 1,174,645 +9,683 can

10 South Australia - 1,545,939 + 7,275 aus

11 Tasmania - 485,898 + 2,949 aus


12 Saskatchewan - 995,280 +837 can

13 Australian Capital Territory - 324,325 + 713 aus

14 New Brunswick - 751,257 +516 can

15 Nunavut - 29,683 +432

16 Nova Scotia - 937,538 +318 can

17 Northwest Territories - 42,944 +315 can

18 Yukon Territory - 31,227 +300 can

19 Prince Edward Island - 137,734 +114 can

20 Northern Terrytory 197,603 - 549 aus

21 Newfoundland & Labrador - 516,986 -1,823 can
 

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Probably because Australia and Canada is pretty similiar to each other, being like British Founded and similiar democratic stances except for Canada not being in the war on Terrorism and Both countries are picked on by the US even though we both help their arses in different things.
 

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You say Canada's immigration was about 220k. I think Australia's was around 120K and will be increased to about 140K next year. Our birth rate last year was apparently the highest in 16 years.

I think Queensland is growing so fast because it offers a great lifestyle(Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast) not to mention North Queensland. Beautiful weather all year round, beautiful beaches and a less hectic lifestyle than the southern cities.
 

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sirhc8 said:
I think Queensland is growing so fast because it offers a great lifestyle(Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast) not to mention North Queensland. Beautiful weather all year round, beautiful beaches and a less hectic lifestyle than the southern cities.
Basically - yes the lifestyle is better. Also there is less unemployment, cheaper housing (than Sydney anyway), an envied outdoor lifestyle, great food, great weather - I could go on LOL.

Its the place to be;)

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I would disagree with that. It is all a matter of taste.

Sure it has some things going for it, but i would never move further north than i am now, and that is on the Mid North Coast NSW. I would only go REALLY north... ie.. northern hemisphere :p
 

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For the record, I also prefer the hectic city lifestyle but I think the more relaxed lifestyle is a big selling point for a lot of people.
Pftt - Sydney's not hectic, try Tokyo.
Sydney is just a big country town in comparison.
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You are to blame said:
Does North Queensland have any large cities and why doesn't the northen territorry have more people, it's not like it artic like ours?
Cairns and Townsville are the biggest cities of North Queensland. They both have somewhere around 150,000 population.

Northern Territory doesn't have many people because it's one big desert so in that sense it is a bit like the arctic.
 

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Cairns is more 136 000 and Townsville is around 156 000 expected to probably overpass the 160k mark this year. And Townsville is the Biggest City in Northern Australia.
 

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Northern Territory doesn't have many people because it's one big desert so in that sense it is a bit like the arctic.
Its more the same reason as why people in Canada wouldn't live in the arctic as to here. Because its Harsh, Hot and you can die if you aren't living in some town or not prepared out there, You can get lost out there too, but yes the climate is very opposite.

But thats why theres only Three Cities in the Outback areas.
Mt Isa, Alice Springs and Broken Hill and all of the cities are somewhere on the lines of 20 000-30 000. Both Mt Isa and Broken Hill being Mining Cities. There are other Towns out there but they range to something like couple of Hundred to about 7k.
 

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Don't forget that it's not only harsh in northern Australia, but also that the infrastructure never got developed as well as they should have early on. However, that would've been due to the great distances and hot climate.

The railway from Adelaide to Darwin, if I remember well enough, was proposed way back in the late 19th Century. But it was only completed a couple of years ago. Had they completed that railroad, Darwin could have become much bigger than it is today.
 

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sirhc8 said:
For the record, I also prefer the hectic city lifestyle but I think the more relaxed lifestyle is a big selling point for a lot of people.
Thats pretty much the same with me. Every major city i have been too in OZ felt too slow for me. But again relaxation is good and the busy lifestyle can be too much for some ppl.
 

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Gertzy said:
Its more the same reason as why people in Canada wouldn't live in the arctic as to here. Because its Harsh, Hot and you can die if you aren't living in some town or not prepared out there, You can get lost out there too, but yes the climate is very opposite.

But thats why theres only Three Cities in the Outback areas.
Mt Isa, Alice Springs and Broken Hill and all of the cities are somewhere on the lines of 20 000-30 000. Both Mt Isa and Broken Hill being Mining Cities. There are other Towns out there but they range to something like couple of Hundred to about 7k.
Don't forget Kalgoorlie as well. And Coober Pedy is about 5000 but is the awesomest town on Earth. It's like a wild west town.
 
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