Why did we go from a country of 1.4 million to a country with only 6.4million?
News.au.com | 1 comment Posted by James McQuillan on Tuesday, July 31, 2020 | 0 comments The US Census Bureau has released a new interactive map which highlights the difference in the population of the US and Australia.
The map shows the population growth rate between 2000 and 2020, with a significant increase in the US.
It shows that from 2001 to 2020, the US population grew by a whopping 1.9 million, which equates to an increase of 9.2 per cent in the number of people.
But the growth in Australia is much slower than that.
From 2000 to 2020 the population in Australia grew by just 2.4 per cent.
That’s a mere 0.3 per cent of the national growth rate of 9 per cent, according to the census.
So what’s going on?
In an interview with the ABC, Census Bureau Director of Demography and Population, James McQueen, said it’s because of the way in which Australians have changed.
“People moved away and we’re losing the ones who are here who are going to live longer,” Mr McQueen said.
He said that is because of immigration and the migration to the US that has occurred in recent decades.
“(We) have to get to grips with the fact that we’re changing the country in such a way that we’ve become a smaller and smaller country and a country that has not had a population of 1 million,” Mr MacQuillans said.
“So we’ve had to make sure that we don’t lose the ones that are here.”