Analysis

Census 2021: Why Canberra's population is growing more quickly than expected

Steve Evans
By Steve Evans
Updated July 3 2022 - 8:05pm, first published 7:30pm
Migration policy has been key to Canberra's population boom. Picture: Keegan Carroll

Migration agent Ben Watt is clear and blunt about one of the reasons for Canberra's growing population: migration policy means that people who are going to contribute to the city get to stay - and those who won't don't.

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Steve Evans

Steve Evans

Reporter

Steve Evans is a reporter on The Canberra Times. He's been a BBC correspondent in New York, London, Berlin and Seoul and the sole reporter/photographer/paper deliverer on The Glen Innes Examiner in country New South Wales. "All the jobs have been fascinating - and so it continues."

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