Past Intergenerational Reports under-projected the rate of migration. Will next week’s report do the same?
Projecting Australia’s population growth is hard. The Federal Government’s best attempt to peer over the horizon, is the regular Intergenerational Report (IGR). The 2002 IGR projected Australia’s population would be 25.8 million in 2042. The 2015 IGR projected we would have 39.7 million people by 2055.