Introduction to Demography - A One Day Course


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Presenter:  Dr Tom Wilson, Principal Research Fellow & Mr. Huw Brokensha, Research Associate, Northern Institute

Date: May 05, 2017

Time: 10:00am to 4:30pm

Contact person:  Dr Tom Wilson
T: +61 (0) 423 342 745
E: Tom.Wilson@cdu.edu.au

Location:  Northern Institute, Yellow Building 1, Level 2, Room 48 (Savanna Room)

Target audience:  The course has been designed for analysts, planners, policy officers, managers, and postgraduate students who would find a basic knowledge of demography useful in their work. It should also be of value to others with an interest in how and why Australia’s population is changing.

What the course is about

The course provides a gentle introduction to demography – the study of population – with a particular emphasis on understanding Australian demographic change. No prior knowledge of demography is assumed, and the emphasis is on population trends rather than statistics. The course will tackle questions such as:

  • How much population ageing is occurring in Australia, and should we be worried?
  • What demographic factors are causing state and territory population growth?
  • Is life expectancy still increasing?
  • How does population affect political representation in Australia?
  • What demographic changes are occurring in our inner cities?
  • Are household sizes increasing?
  • What is the future of Australia’s population?
  • Where can I find demographic data?

Catering: Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea are provided

Materials: Participants receive a folder of course notes and a certificate of attendance

Course Cost: $599 per person including GST, or $499 including GST for full-time students

Registration: REGISTER HERE